SAFE-T: Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education for Truckers
Driver fatigue is a reality for many truckers, who frequently work outside the typical nine-to-five schedule. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports an estimated 16.5 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. involve a fatigued driver. Reduced alertness levels not only put commercial drivers lives at risk, but also jeopardize the safety of others on the road.
As a leading advocate for safe transportation through rested and alert commercial operators, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is now offering a free online presentation for truckers describing the signs, causes and effects of driver fatigue and some strategies to manage it. This includes planning well-timed sleep breaks, managing off-hour responsibilities and improving sleep environments.
The AASM has made SAFE-T available on Vimeo (embedded below) and on Youtube (view part 1, view part 2). We encourage you to share or embed this presentation to help educate the public about driver fatigue.
SAFE-T: Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education for Truckers from AASMorg on Vimeo.