In recent years, growing evidence in myriads of studies has shown that fatigue can lead to danger like other road safety issues such as drink, drug, and speed driving. While there are laws regulating the three other issues, unfortunately to date, there is none for driver fatigue. A current series of Public education campaigns is the only way to improve communication on driver fatigue among car drivers and motorcyclists in Australia.
Studies have shown that fatigue can lead to danger like other road safety issues such as drink, drug, and speed driving.
In hopes of shaping a more definitive awareness of how dangerous fatigue can be, the current series of Public education campaigns are curated to improve communication on driver fatigue among car drivers and motorcyclists in Australia.
The campaigns offer vital takeaways such as:
* Practical tips to help users avoid driving tired in staying safe on NSW roads en route to your destinations;
* The warning signs you need to learn when fatigue overcasts your cognitive performance and rest areas you can find in NSW as shared on Stop Revive Survive ;
* The benefit of accessible digital information, such as an online map for rest areas on the Driver Reviver website that directs you to a list of stops/locations across NSW that can be especially useful during holidays and school breaks throughout Australia;
* The importance of guided preparation before drive off that Trip Time Calculator offers in analysis your journey lengths with planned periodic rest breaks; and
* The awareness of fatigue danger to our body explained through circadian rhythms and sleep debt by Science of sleep.
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We suggest you assess your tired self before hitting the road. You need to know your energy threshold for the journey ahead. The best way to do so is to get valuable tips from testyourtiredself.com.au. As you get your result, share them with your loved ones as part of your active participation in staying safe and alive.
You can also watch the Don’t trust your tired self TV campaign on the Transport for NSW YouTube channel.
Always stay ahead of your driving game because, again, fatigue driving is dangerous on both short and long trips. Know your body. Know your limit. Know the signs of fatigue driving. YOLO can only mean to be safe at the wheel at all times.
For further information in relation to fatigue and regulation for heavy vehicles visit
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