Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Fatigue

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How common is it for a truck driver to fall asleep atrepparttar wheel?

Inrepparttar 119235 Journal of Public Health Policy, in 1992, a report showed that 1 in 5 truck drivers had been so fatigued that they had fallen asleep atrepparttar 119236 wheel.

What is truck driver fatigue?

Fatigue is a broad term and includes being "sleepy", "tired" or "exhausted". This applies not only torepparttar 119237 performance of physical activity, but to mental activity as well. Thus,repparttar 119238 decision making capabilities of a truck driver can be impared along with coordination. Fatigue can severely impair judgment. In addition,repparttar 119239 more tired you become,repparttar 119240 less likely you will be to recognize that you are tired. What arerepparttar 119241 warning sigs of truck driver fatigue? yawning lack of concentration red eyes anxiousness restlessness drowsiness impaired reaction time attention deficit irritability large steering corrections missing road signs lane drift

What arerepparttar 119242 high risk times for truck driver fatigue-related fatal crashes?

Studies show that fatal fatigue-related accidents tend to occur between 10pm-6am (during normal human sleep hours), and 1pm-3pm (after a heavy lunch). These times ofrepparttar 119243 day coincide with dips inrepparttar 119244 body's circadian rhythms, and with drops in blood sugar, which are part ofrepparttar 119245 human makeup.

Will these new regualtions cut down on fatal crashes due to truck driver fatigue?

The FMCSA estimates that 75 lives will be saved each year and 1,326 fatigue-related tractor-trailer truck accidents will be prevented annually.

Michael Monheit, Esquire

Attorney General John Ashcroft Warns Activist Judges

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If these two judges were taken out because of such a threat then it would have been a covert operation. Such an operation is done in such a way that it can never be proven that it happened. If we inrepparttar United States kill our own so effectively, who apparently get out of line, then how successful do you think those enemies that plot against us today will be?

There is a sad part of this that I must reflect on. Many will die or be affected in some other very negative way because of their ignorance, not really because they are a threat. Those who truly care about others can help educaterepparttar 119234 population on how to stay clear of that line whereby they could become a casualty of our war against terror.

Former Special Investigator of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Writer, Recording Artist, and publisher of the "HSCA Interviews with James Earl Ray".

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