Hospital night shift a danger for driving

They conducted a simulated driving skills test among 30 anaesthetic trainees, finding the night shift led them to have more difficulty controlling speed and holding a straight line, particularly in “monotonous conditions” such as being on a motorway rather than in a built-up area.

“We know from official statistics that road accidents peak between 8am and 9am, so it is par­ti­cu­larly worrying that the trainees normally finish their shift around this time,” they said in a press release for the European Society of Anaesthesiology annual conference.

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