Amazing statistics on trucking crashes. Here they are.
It’s hard to imagine that the 3339 fatigue related crashes recorded by the Australian Roads & Maritime Service last year are more than double the amount of alcohol-related crashes.
While there should not be any alcohol-related crashes in a perfect world, the comparison does highlight how big a risk fatigue is – and the effect it is having on our roads.
Insurance industry figures show that 10% of truck accidents are caused by fatigue, and some say this is a conservative number given people can easily claim other causes (like “I swerved to miss a dog” or a cow or a moose depending on the location).
There are some great industry tips by technology writer Ian Daniel in his article titled Fatigued drivers cramp fleet productivity and increase costs featured on the ABC website.