Driver Fatigue

The British Office of Rail and Road is sending the message that fatigue must be taken seriously as a safety concern after its first prosecution of a fatigue safety incident where two men tragically died after a railway contractor let them work 25...

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. So, the logic goes: If you remove people from the equation, far fewer crashes will happen. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game-changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only...

Commuting is a daily reality for the vast majority of workers, one that you may not have missed while we were all working from home. But it is also a potential hazard, especially for people on non-standard working patterns, because driver fatigue is one...

If you're like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren't your finest moments. Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you're not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed. This transitional...

The results of a 2018 survey found that half of commercial truck drivers suffer from breathing disorders that could make them more susceptible to falling asleep at the wheel. This startling insight, gained through a survey of over 900 Italian truck drivers, has...

Some experts have said that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving, and as such we should devote as much attention to tired and fatigued drivers as we do to speeding and inebriated ones. Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) says that...

Transport for London (TFL) recently announced a range of measures to address fatigue among bus drivers, which has been reported as a factor in several incidents involving London’s buses. In the five years from January 2014, almost 5,000 people were injured by crashes involving...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NVHR) is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review being conducted by the National Transport Commission. The implementation of the submission would allow operators with demonstrably robust fatigue...

Driver fatigue and distraction are still significant factors in heavy vehicle crashes. Recent industry data suggests that one in ten heavy vehicle crashes results from heavy vehicle driver fatigue. Recognising that innovative solutions are necessary to combat this problem, The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator...

Fatigue continues to be a widespread problem for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. Both mental and physical fatigue can affect EMS personnel, due to the intensity of the job and working shifts, which we know disrupts normal patterns of sleep and circadian rhythms. Studies...

A lot of us have been fatigued behind the wheel and battled to keep our focus on the road. We've relied on the usual tactics to try to keep ourselves awake including winding the windows down and belting out our best rendition of...

The national defence research agency of Singapore, DSO National Laboratories (DSO) have been busy developing a driver fatigue system. The system monitors fatigue by using an eye tracker and EEG (Electroencephalography) to detect sleep spindles - the sudden bursts of oscillatory brain activity...