Governments often regulate who may and may not drive vocationally for public safety purposes.
Recent arguments, however, imply that employment opportunities may be limited unnecessarily for people with medical impairments.
Drivers with diabetes treated with insulin are commonly perceived to pose an increased risk of accidents because of their susceptibility to hypoglycaemia.
Much uncertainty, though, surrounds the data on the risks of these drivers.
An international survey studied the licensing policies applied to professional lorry drivers with diabetes treated with insulin.
Responses from 24 countries indicated that regulations differ considerably; ranging from a complete ban on professional driving to no restrictions at all.
Mots-clés Pascal : Endocrinopathie, Diabète insulinodépendant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Conduite véhicule, Aspect juridique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Endocrinopathy, Insulin dependent diabetes, Human, United States, North America, America, Vehicle driving, Legal aspect
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0572673
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.