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395.1(b)

Emergency Conditions Exceptions –Applicability to Civil Disturbance

Question 28:  May drivers use the emergency conditions exception in § 395.1(b)(2) to complete a trip without violating the hours of service regulations if the trip was delayed due to a civil disturbance causing drivers to reasonably fear for their physical safety?

Answer:  Yes, if the trip is one which could normally and reasonably have been completed without violating the part 395 hours of service regulations and the delay is due to civil disturbances causing...