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Sleeping at the Wheel - the Costs of Inattentive Drivers

By February 14, 2008

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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.

Comments
February 22, 2008 at 8:20 am
(1) Александр says:

very nice

April 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm
(2) Military Auto says:

Wow, that’s surprising; I’d think young people wouldn’t have as much of a risk at falling asleep at the wheel.

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