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Fatigue and commercial drivers

King, Mark (2001) Fatigue and commercial drivers. In NRMA Fatigue Conference, 30 October 2001, Sydney, NSW.

Abstract

Managing fatigue among professional drivers is most likely to be successful if it involves the development of systems of management which are both practical and based on sound research into causes, effects and countermeasures to fatigue while driving. However there are often distinct differences in the conditions under which fatigue is researched and the conditions under which professional drivers experience fatigue, in addition to the differences in the driving tasks undertaken by different categories of commercial driver. This paper reviews recent research conducted into driver fatigue, describes the conditions under which they were conducted and comments on how relevant the findings are to the task of developing systems of fatigue management for commercial drivers. By way of illustration, the similarities and differences between drink driving and driving while fatigued are also discussed.

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ID Code: 11307
Item Type: Conference Paper
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:51

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