TRUCKERS´ HEALTH & CRASH RISK * USA: University Study
* Utah - New study reports link between truck driver’s poor health and crash risk
the University of Utah School of Medicine... The findings suggest that a trucker's poor health could be a detriment not only to himself but also to others around him... Now, examination of medical records from 49,464 commercial truck drivers finds evidence that their relatively poor health may put them at risk in more ways than one. 34 percent have signs of at least one of several medical conditions that had previously been linked to poor driving performance, from heart disease, to low back pain, to diabetes... The new findings could mean that one health condition, say diabetes, is manageable but diabetes in combination with high blood pressure and anxiety could substantially increase a driver's risk...
(Photo: Many truckers plagued by fatigue, and poor health) -- Salt Lake City, UT, USA - News Medical Life Sciences - January 17, 2017