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Open Letter To OFL: “Re: Driver Fatigue”

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Urgent Legislative Action to Stop Fatigue Fatalities

Letter from Sid Ryan President OFL to Minister of Transportation Lisa Raitt
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OFL Support for Driver Fatigue Campaign

Letter from Sid Ryan President OFL to Allan Medd President ATU Local 1624

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Our Fight Against Driver Fatigue is International


Driver Fatigue Petition

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David McGuinty talks about Transportation safety – Driver Fatigue is a serious issue

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Dan Donovan’s (Ottawa Life Magazine Editor) Radio Interview About Driver Fatigue


Driver Fatigue Symptoms

Being fatigued significantly increases the risk of a crash. It makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. Driver fatigue is believed to contribute to more than 30% of road crashes.

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Ottawa Life Magazine – Bus Driver Fatigue: A Wake Up Call

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ATU Canada fights back against driver fatigue

After a series of deadly motorcoach accidents, ATU Canada is bringing the problem of driver fatigue to the forefront of the parliament’s and public’s minds.
ATU Local 1624 has launched a campaign calling for legislation that requires “10 hour-maximum drive time per day, 14 hour-maximum on duty per day, [and] 10 hour-minimum guarantee for rest between shifts.”
According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board the number one cause of motorcoach crash fatalities over the past decade has been due to driver fatigue. These statistics are a warning for Canadians.
Local 1624 is pushing for universal agreement amongst the government, carriers, and passengers alike to ensure that all laws and regulations for bus drivers are respected while violations committed for the sake of profit will result in severe penalties.

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