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Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer
Studies Repeatedly show that fatigued drivers are more dangerous on the road. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue accidents from driver fatigue causes nearly 750 people fatalities and 20,000 injuries each year. In fact, one study found that drivers who had only gotten six to seven hours of sleep were twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident as those who got eight or more hours’ sleep, and when drivers got less than five hours’ sleep, they became four to five times as likely to be involved in a crash. Sleep deprived truck drivers of semi-trucks and tractor-trailers can do even more grievous amounts of harm should they nod off or make a poor judgment call due to lack of sleep.
The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue
Understanding Trucking Regulations
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service Restrictions
- A commercial driver can work up to a maximum of 70 hours a week. This is 12.5 hours less than it was before lawmakers intervened and it was meant to help the drivers get more sleep.
- The driver must take a mandatory 34-hour rest when he hits the limit.
- This rest time should be divided into two periods between 1 and 5 am. This ensures that the drivers get at least two nights of sleep in a week.
- A driver can only drive a maximum of 11 hours in a 24-hour period and there should be a 30-minute break included.
The Difficulties in Proving Truck Driver Fatigue
Why Hire a Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Attorney?
Experienced Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyer
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