Mandated Sleep Apnea Tests Could Make Your Ride On Mass Transit Safer
The Transportation Department could mandate sleep apnea testing for truckers, train operators and bus drivers.By Katie Link | March 8, 2016
Nodding off at work is a problem no matter what your job is. But when you're at the controls of a very heavy vehicle traveling very fast, drowsiness is a life-threatening hazard.
That's why the Transportation Department is considering mandating sleep apnea tests for truckers, bus drivers and train operators. The department is asking for feedback on the idea for the next 90 days.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep apnea causes breathing disruptions during sleep and can cause "excessive daytime sleepiness."