If you were injured by a fatigued or drowsy truck driver, seek legal counsel immediately.
You may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your injuries from a third party, which may include the truck driver or even the trucking company for potentially violating trucking regulations.
Our team of experienced Toronto truck accident lawyers at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP is ready to put our over 90 years of Collective experience to work for you.
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How Long Can a Trucker Drive Before a Rest Break?
Commercial truck drivers must take regular rest intervals in order to maintain their ability to drive safely. The national guidelines established for drivers are known as the hours of service standards, and they are very important because they serve to protect other drivers on the road.
While a truck driver can spend many hours per week behind the wheel, overstepping the carefully designed guidelines established by the government is illegal and dangerous to others.
Hours of service standards found in the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations include the following:
- Truck drivers may operate their vehicles for up to 13 hours per 14-hour workday
- Truck drivers must observe 10 hours off duty
- After a truck driver has reached his or her limit, they may resume driving after a 36-hour period of rest
By failing to observe these guidelines, drivers inhibit their own ability to drive safely. Fatigued driving is extremely dangerous and may result in:
- Impaired judgment
- Blurred vision
- Lack of focus
- Irritability resulting in aggressive driving
- A slower reaction time
In fact, studies have shown that the risks associated with drowsy driving are comparable to the risks posed by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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