Asleep At the Wheel: The hidden killer (Seg. 3)

Asleep At the Wheel: The hidden killer (Seg. 3)

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by STUART WATSON / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 14 at 6:57 PM

Law enforcement rarely records fatigue as a cause in fatal truck accidents. Independent owner-operators say that shows it’s not a big problem. But the I-Team finds that even unless the driver admits to being sleepy, fatigue is not recorded as a factor.

Safety advocates and regulators say fatigue is grossly under-reported by law enforcement on official reports. The I-Team shows a prominent example.

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