After a driver has completed a post-accident drug and alcohol test when can they begin driving again?
Part 382.303 requires every carrier to complete a post accident alcohol test within 8 hours and a post accident controlled substance test within 32 hours following the accident. Unless the enforcement staff at the scene of the accident determines alcohol or controlled substances may be present and requires a reasonable suspicion test, the driver is free to continue driving. Upon the return of the MRO s report (for the post-accident test), the driver would continue to drive, or be removed from safety sensitive functions, depending on the results of the test. Q: Under the revised DOT physical exam rule, may we revise the med card so it will work as a wallet card? Yes. Part 391.43(h) states that the “medical examiner’s certificate shall be substantially in accordance with” the form presented in the regulations [click to view].