The KGB will save Australian lives

Doing business with Russia is not everyone’s cup of zavarka. But when your business partner is a nuclear physicist whose uncle is a Russian general, and your product is linked to a former spy network, you are probably ready for most potential bilateral challenges. StopSleep was created by Russian Alexander Levenstain using technology found in KGB lie detector polygraphs to detect if a motorist is drowsy. “If your state recovers, it turns off; if your state doesn’t change, it escalates.” Levenstain invented the device after his son, a passenger in his car, saved his life when he fell asleep at the wheel.   How will…

Driver’s micro-sleep led to crash

FATIGUE was behind a crash on the Capricorn Highway in April, which saw two trucks nearly collide head-on. The driver of one of the vehicles, Mirjana Veljanoska, faced Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with driving without due care and attention. On April 10 at 6.30am, Veljanoska had been driving on the Capricorn Hwy when fatigue began to take over. The court heard she had been driving since 1am from Airlie Beach. The truck she was driving crossed the middle lines of the highway and veered into the path of an oncoming truck. The court heard that by the time she knew what…

Driver Fatigue Crash Reported

Sleepy driver blamed for five-car pile up on Sydney Harbour Bridge A driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a taxi causing a five-vehicle pile-up and traffic chaos on the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning (25th February 2015) A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel causing a five-car pile up on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Police confirmed the woman, thought to be in her mid-30s, dozed off before drifting her van into oncoming traffic just before 7am. The crash immediately closed off four lanes of traffic as police and ambulance services arrived. The crash created queues all the way back to the City West Link near Ashfield, the Gore Hill Freeway to Willoughby, past the Spit Bridge to the north and past the Gladesville Bridge from the north-west. Read more