School bus drivers in Marion County, Florida, who are at-risk for sleep apnea will be required to undergo a sleep study, as reported by the Ocala Star Banner.
Apnea can cause people to become sleep deprived and therefore a hazard on the road. District officials want to make sure that drivers who may have the condition are screened and treated for safety reasons.
The district entered into an agreement with Florida Sleep Solutions, Inc., to conduct sleep studies on drivers who are deemed at risk during annual physicals. The cost to the district will be $150 per study.