The American Academy of Sleep Medicine in a position statement claimed fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the human cloud, ride-sharing industry.
Uber and Lyft announced programs that require drivers to take a break after driving for a certain period of time. But the AASM argues these are not enough because drivers can work for more than one ride-sharing company and often work other jobs. In addition, driver often use the apps late in the night or early in the morning.
“We are dealing with a public safety issue, where low fares and salary incentives compel drivers to continue driving