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April 3, 2013
David Simon speaking at the National Press Club regarding the dangers of Sleep Apnea

Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association David Simon addresses the National Press Club on the topic Australian Trucking: Safe, Professional, Essential.

David in his adddress is quoted as follows:

  • “One of the issues we need to address is Sleep Apnea”
  • “Sleep Apnea is a medical condition that can increase the risk of accidents by between 2 and 7 times”
  • “2 in 5 truck drivers could have sleep apnea”
  • “In 2009 the ATA warned the National Transport Commission that the driver medical standards should include a better test for sleep apnea, but the NTC though did not heed our advice”
  • “sleep apnea is something that we take very seriously in my business”

The National Press Club is Australia’s leading forum for discussion and debate and for major statements on politics and public policy. Decision makers, Australian political leaders, foreign Heads of State and leaders from all fields of society are among the speakers at the National Press Club.

To watch the ABC program follow the link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-03/national-press-club-david-simon/4608034