The most important element of a successful winter maintenance program are the employees. Having a well trained, efficient, and alert workforce is a key to success. However, working long hours during a emergency without opportunities to refresh can lead to dire consequences. For example, when you’ve been awake for 24 hours your performance can be similar to someone with a blood alcohol content of 0.1%
Listen in as Dave Orr, Director of the Cornell LTAP center talks about research into driver fatigue and discusses Tech Tips they’ve developed to help agencies understand driver fatigue and ways to combat it.
For more information you can contact Dave Orr, Director of the Cornell Local Roads Program by email
Listen in as SICOP Talks Winter Ops with Dave Orr: