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Uber rolls out new rules for driver's sleep

The ride hailing giant, Uber, is announcing new rules on the road for their drivers.
Uber rolls out new rules for driver's sleep

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The ride hailing giant, Uber, is announcing new rules on the road for their drivers.

Uber announced drivers must rest for at least six hours after a 12 hour shift. The app will send alerts as the time limit approaches and after 12 hours, the app will not allow drivers to pick up customers for 6 hours.  

According to the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Health Index nearly 7 million people admitted to dozing off behind the wheel in a two week period.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drowsy driving causes up to 6,000 crashes every year.