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Driver Fatigue

Fatigue related crashes can happen at any time no matter how long or short the trip. Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll for NSW.

  • Warning signs of Fatigue:
  • Yawning
  • Poor Concentration
  • Sore/tired eyes
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow reactions
  • Boredom
  • Oversteering

Tips to avoid driving tired:

  • Before you drive:
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Avoid driving at night
  • Arrange to share the driving
  • Avoid long drives after work
  • Catch public transport instead
  • Ask for a lift

While driving:

  • Pull over for a break in a safe place
  • Pull over for a nap (20 minutes works well)
  • Swap drivers if you can
  • Even if you don’t feel tired, take regular breaks to avoid becoming tire


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