DRIVER HEALTH AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ON THE TOURIST ROUTES
Based on the results of studies carried out in the field conditions, there are given some recommendations for drivers of vehicles moving on tourist routes with mountain road conditions, which will reduce likelihood of traffic accidents for them.
The paper also describes the results of studies carried out in accordance with the methodology of health check of drivers of vehicles moving on the tourist routes. As the evaluation parameters, there have been used several indexes as follows: the harmony of driver’s body structure and his/her physical development was evaluated by Quetelet-2index; death-birth and power indexes were used for evaluation of the power of the apparatus of external respiration and hand muscle strength, accordingly; the nature of nervous vegetal regulation was determined by means of systolic and diastolic pressure and chest compression frequency of hemodynamics indices; for evaluating the adaptation level by Kerdo index and Robinson index there was used the screening procedure.
Reliability of driver depends not only on his/her qualification and experience, but the state of his/her health and ability to work are of high importance as well.