Safety ex­perts de­fend sleep tests.

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Safety ex­perts say mil­lions of lives will be at risk now that U.S. of­fi­cials have dropped plans to re­quire that truck driv­ers and train en­gi­neers be screened for sleep ap­nea. Of­fi­cials say test­ing should be left up to rail­roads and truck­ing com­pa­nies. One rail­road that does test, Metro-North in the New York City sub­urbs, found that 11.6 per­cent of its en­gi­neers have sleep ap­nea.

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