A Debt Costlier than Credit – Drivers Fatigue related Sleep Debt.

Sleep Debt – What is it? And how does it play a lethal role in terms of Drivers Fatigue? Sleep Debt is defined as the hours of sleep a person requires versus the hours of sleep they actually achieve. In order for any person to function effectively – about eight hours of sleep per night is necessary. When this sleep time is compromised, a sleep debt begins to accumulate, resulting in greater tendencies to fall asleep the next day often while doing important tasks such as operating a motor vehicle and risking instances of drivers fatigue. Learn the signs of Sleep…

Warning Signs – how to identify driver-fatigue before its too late.

Driver-fatigue is responsible for around 20% of fatal road accidents every year, and in severe single crashes in rural areas as much as 30% according to a study done by VicRoads – Road Accident Facts Victoria. True Cost In an Australian Federal Government inquiry – Beyond the Midnight Oil, Managing Fatigue in Transport – the cost of people not getting proper rest and being unfit behind the wheel as a direct result has translated into over $3 billion in managing driver-fatigue related road accidents every year. Not All Designated Drivers are Created Equal You…

NAFMP Safety Efforts Against Truck Driver Fatigue.

One of the major leading causes of crash incidents on the roads is truck driver fatigue. Drivers report falling asleep 7% of the time at the wheel, as well as 41% reporting contributing factors all under the umbrella of truck driver fatigue. The North American Fatigue Management Program is an organization working in steadfast development on assisting driver’s in facing the challenges that come with professional truck driver fatigue. The North American Fatigue Management Program is committed to providing the time and resources to develop enhancements in the effectiveness and solutions to the many problems caused by truck driver fatigue. The…

Finals – Driver-Fatigue Failure.

The shuffling of feet and hushed voices quiets down at the sound of the second bell – everyone settles into their desks for final exams. The atmosphere is tense and in these last few days before summer break – before high school comes to a close there is excitement palpable and a nervous energy for all that is yet to come. Amongst this typical classroom scene of heads bowed down in strained focus, there is one piece missing the instructor notices after attendance call – one student is missing. No…

Deadly Drivers – Road Risks caused by Driver Fatigue.

“The cost of living is just too high right now –“ Jon a truck driving NSW local says “if you get called for a job and you’ve only just come from one with a few hours sleep it isn’t smart to say no.” It’s in this atmosphere of a tense economy and declining jobs that beggars can’t be choosers – or sleep deprived potentially dangerous drivers can’t afford to skip a shift to pay off a sleep debt while real financial debt looms. Driver fatigue is responsible for one third of road deaths every year. The sheer size…

All you need to know about Deadly Driver-Fatigue

16.6 percent of extremely fatal road crashes (in 1998) were caused by driver fatigue in Australia. Especially in the Northern Territory – citing the highest rate per 100 million vehicle kilometers travelled. Within the individual States and Territories New South Wales comes out on top with the highest 22% rate of fatal crashes involving driver fatigue. Who is at risk? According to a study conducted by Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB): Males under 29 years of age – were responsible for the highest rate of early morning deadly driver fatigue between the hours of midnight and 6am. Drivers over the…

StopSleep – Drive Safely This School Holiday Road Trip.

School holidays are very important but we need to be alert so that our children return to school safe and sound once the vacations are over. We value our children and work most of our lives to ensure they live well. I have met people like you and I who vow that they will ensure their children do not have to go through the same hardships their parents went through. In essence, you want your children to live better than you did. You want to shield from want and any vulnerabilities. That is commendable. It is the epitome of…

What is Keeping You Awake When You are Driving?

This may be a rather unusual question, but exactly what is keeping you awake when you are driving? In the wake of recent revelations that fatigued and sleep-deprived drivers are causing more than a fifth of the accidents on our roads and highways, this question is very important. Granted, nobody can fault you for some of the instances when you’ve had to get behind the wheel with sleepy eyes. It is the nature of the world we live in that those who work diligently tend to succeed. Unfortunately, this leaves many of us with serious sleep debts. So, what are…

How to Choose a Driver Sleep Alert Device.

When a new discovery or important gadget hits the market, countless business organizations invest in such a venture to make profits. The idea is to make a kill while the market is still hot. In the process, consumers have the advantage of getting the products they want in abundance. A market saturated with products could also mean reduced prices for quality items. However, where there are genuine products and great demand, the possibility of having fake or inefficient items is also high. This is the scenario that will greet you when you begin to shop for a driver sleep alert…

Keeping Awake At Work – What you Should Do.

The world has changed seeing that one can write an article on keeping awake at work. Ideally, the workplace is not for sleeping but working. Your employer expects nothing but alertness and productivity from you. The very thought that you can doze at your place of work is anathema to your employer. But this is a changing world where circumstances demand that we engage in many tasks, some of which deprive us of sleep and lead to drowsiness at the time we should be working. Multiple or shift jobs, children, work-study arrangements and problematic spouses are some of the…