New Rules Are Proposed To Prevent Commercial Truck Drivers From Driving When Tired

New Rules Are Proposed To Prevent Commercial Truck Drivers From Driving When Tired

This proposed rule was proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA stated that this rule is hoped “to promote safety and to protect driver health” as well as “reduce safety and health risks associated with long hours.” This rule would make seven changes to the current requirements, all of which help to promote not driving while tired.

In the Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study, fatigue resulted in:

  • increased lapses of attention
  • slower information-processing and decision-making
  • longer reaction time to critical events
  • more variable and less effective control responses
  • decreased motivation to sustain performance
  • increased subjective feelings of drowsiness
  • decreased watchfulness and decreased alertness to danger

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