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Managing fatigued driving: Public information and education.

Smith, K

Driver Risk & Behaviour


The paper discusses fatigue and its impact on driving performance and crashes. Definitions of fatigue are described, and the difficulty of identifying fatigue related crashes and thus their true extent. It is argued that there is need for much greater public knowledge of contributing factors to fatigue and the extent to which people are at risk. Fatigue is a much greater road safety problem than is commonly understood and efforts to manage it are only just beginning.