Managing driver fatigue education or motivation?

Armstrong, Kerry, Obst, Patricia, Banks, Tamara and Smith, Simon (2010) Managing driver fatigue education or motivation?. Road & Transport Research, 19 3: 14-20.

Author Armstrong, Kerry
Obst, Patricia
Banks, Tamara
Smith, Simon
Title Managing driver fatigue education or motivation?
Journal name Road & Transport Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-5783
Publication date 2010-09-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 14
End page 20
Total pages 7
Place of publication VERMOUTH SOUTH
Language eng
Abstract Fatigue has been recognised as the primary contributing factor in approximately 15% of all fatal road crashes in Australia To develop effective countermeasures for managing fatigue this study investigates why drivers continue to drive when sleepy and driver perceptions and behaviours in regards to countermeasures Based on responses from 305 Australian drivers it was identified that the major reasons why these participants continued to drive when sleepy were wanting to get to their destination being close to home and time factors Participants perceptions and use of 18 fatigue countermeasures were investigated It was found that participants perceived the safest strategies including stopping and sleeping swapping drivers and stopping for a quick nap to be the most effective countermeasures However it appeared that their knowledge of safe countermeasures did not translate into their use of these strategies For example although the drivers perceived stopping for a quick nap to be an effective countermeasure they reported more frequent use of less safe methods such as stopping to eat or drink and winding down the window This finding suggests that while practitioners should continue educating drivers they may need a greater focus on motivating drivers to implement safe fatigue countermeasures
Keyword Sleepiness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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