Tired surgical trainees: unfit to drive but fit to operate?

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7330.173a (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:173
  1. Russell Jeffers, senior house officer in orthopaedic and trauma surgery (russjeffers@hotmail.com),
  2. Lee Jeys, specialist registrar in orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  1. St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF

    EDITOR—Last week Mr Gary Hart was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for causing the Selby rail crash and the deaths of 10 people by dangerous driving after falling asleep at the wheel. A tragic chain of events led to the deaths of 10 people and injury of more than 70 people when Mr Hart fell asleep while driving his Land Rover, causing it to veer off the M62 and on to a railway. The …

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