An experimental Driver Fatigue Monitor may help truck drivers from dozing off behind the wheel. The system uses infrared light to determine when drivers are too tired to be driving. It measures how “heavy” eyes are becoming by monitoring the eyelids. If the eyes are closed for three or four seconds several times in a minute, then an alarm sounds. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 375 people were killed and 7,500 others were injured each year between 1997 and 2000 – all because of accidents caused by tired truck drivers.

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).