Feds mandate rest rules for transit workers

Changes will reduce the risk of driver fatigue-related collisions: Minister
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/15/2009

Three federally regulated municipal transit services will no longer be exempt from mandatory rest periods and maximum work hours, thanks to new legislation announced by federal Transport Minister John Baird.

The changes to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations will enhance the safety of operators, passengers and other road users, said Baird.

"These changes will make it safer for everyone involved, from transit passengers to motorists, and pedestrians," said Baird. "This will greatly reduce the risk of driver fatigue-related incidents and collisions."