The Insurance Bureau of Canada released a report on the effects of driver fatigue. The report is a comprehensive assessment of driver fatigue and the danger it poses to all drivers. The report notes that a driver who has not slept in 24 hours is as impaired as a driver with a .1% blood alcohol level.
The matter is a serious concern to any business owner because the drivers most frequently affected by fatigue are commercial drivers. Others particularly affected are:
- new/young drivers, especially young men
- shift and split-shift workers
- people suffering from sleep disorders
- drivers whose lifestyle affects the quality and quantity of their sleep
Impaired drivers cause accidents. Accidents drive up commercial auto insurance rates more than any other factor in determining premiums.