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9/25/20  12:07 pm
Commenter: Ric Richardson

"Respirator" in vehicle language
 

Page 20, Section E references "respiratory Protection" in vehicles. With distracted driving being such a prevalent topic in society, adding an respirator to a driver is such a bad idea. We already know that people spend a lot of time fidgeting with face coverings of any type which would add another distraction. 

Also, we have seen how face coverings or respirators are causing fogging of prescription glasses as well as safety glasses. No one that I am aware of has found the magic solution to stopping this fogging. Requiring a driver who is also required to wear glasses to drive to wear a face covering of any type creates a greater danger due to fogged glasses.

Please consider removing or modifying this section if you push this forward.

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