Fatigue and Its Effects for CMV Drivers
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Problem-solving, quick decision-making, and good judgement are all skills that CMV drivers need to drive safely. But if you're not getting a healthy amount of sleep, it can seriously impair these abilities. In fact, being awake for 24 hours straight can affect your driving as much as if you were legally drunk. And if you don't get enough sleep over an extended period of time, you can become fatigued, which can increase the chances of having an accident when you're behind the wheel even more.
In this program, we'll discuss the factors that contribute to fatigue, the dangers of driving while you're fatigued, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration "Hours of Service" regulations that address these issues.