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Driver Fatigue and Distraction

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
  • Over steering
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

Driver Distraction 

Anything that takes your mind or eyes off the road can put your safety and everyone else on the road in danger. This includes taking your hands off the wheel while driving which is not only dangerous for you but everyone on the road as well. Driving while distracted increases your chance of having a crash and it slows down your reaction time.

One of the biggest distractions found when travelling along the road is mobile phones. It is illegal to use your mobile phone while driving.

For more information on driver distraction please visit Transport for NSW.

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