2.22.3 – Illness Once in awhile, you may become so ill that you cannot operate a motor vehicle safely. If this happens to you, you must not drive. However, in case of an emergency, you may drive to the nearest place where you can safely stop.
2.23 – Hazardous Materials Rules For All Commercial Drivers All drivers should know something about hazardous materials. You must be able to recognize hazardous cargo, and you must know whether or not you can haul it without having a hazardous materials endorsement on your CDL license. 2.23.1 – What Are Hazardous Materials Hazardous materials are products that pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation. See Figure 2.24.
2.23.2 – Why Are There Rules You must follow the many rules about transporting hazardous materials. The intent of the rules is to Contain the product. Communicate the risk. Ensure safe drivers and equipment. To Contain the Product. Many hazardous products can injure or kill on contact. To protect drivers and others from contact, the rules tell shippers how to package safely. Similar rules tell drivers how to load, transport, and unload bulk tanks. These are containment rules.