Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634
REY DE CASTRO, Jorge y 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.
Palabras llave : Accidents, Traffic; Disorders of excessive somnolence; Sleep deprivation; Automobile driving.