CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN COMMERCIAL DRIVERS AND ROADSIDE DRIVING SAFETY

The present investigation studied the effects of coronary heart disease (CHD), arterial hypertension (AH), and cardiac arrhythmia on traffic crashes involving commercial drivers. The epidemiological and electrophysiological (ECG monitoring) studies provided frequencies of CHD, AH, cardiac arrhythmia, and some of their risk factors. Presence of these in drivers deteriorates the drivers' professionally relevant functioning, which may eventually lead to the risk of crashes. These data may practically be applied in searching for driving fitness criteria, working out prophylactic programs, preventive measures against traffic accidents, and improvement of safety on the roadside. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 00663162.

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  • Accession Number: 00719387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 734
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2000 12:00AM