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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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REY DE CASTRO, Jorge  and  ROSALES-MAYOR, Edmundo. Tiredness and sleepiness in rural bus drivers during their job performance: Peruvian experience and proposals. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.2, pp.237-242. ISSN 1726-4634.

The information indicates that the traffic accidents caused by bus drivers’ sleepiness or tiredness are frequent in our country. A driver that falls asleep while driving cannot perform evasive maneuvers in order to avoid crashes or getting off the track, being the result of this kind of accidents a great number of victims and infrastructure destruction. In this article we discuss the original data published in Peru up to date and make general proposals to face the problem.

Keywords : Accidents, Traffic; Disorders of excessive somnolence; Sleep deprivation; Automobile driving.

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