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Robert_Weiler
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HiYep
Pro (for)

The current law limiting truck drivers to 60 or 70 Hours on duty per week should be repealed.

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Started: 12/22/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Robert_Weiler

Con

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations currently state:

"No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver of a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle to drive, nor shall any driver drive a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver's services, for any period after"

(1) Having been on duty 60 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate commercial motor vehicles every day of the week; or

(2) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates commercial motor vehicles every day of the week."[1]

This law should be repealed.

References:
1. cms.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/395.3
HiYep

Pro

The law should not be repealed for the simple fact that overworked people get tired behind the wheel. If you're tired behind the wheel your judgment and reaction times may be compromised, if your judgment and reaction times are compromised you're more prone to cause automobile collusions. Worse yet an overworked-tired driver may fall asleep behind the wheel all together vastly increasing their chances for collusions. The law will help prevent automobile collusions therefore should not be repealed.
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