Identifying and addressing driver fatigue

Thursday 13 December 2018, online, 2pm-3.30pm GMT

Driving whilst tired is high risk and fatigue is a factor in a large number of crashes. Fatigue, like other impairments such as alcohol and drugs, affects driving. However, whilst drug and alcohol impairment can be measured to identify risk, measuring fatigue is difficult.

Fatigue is particularly dangerous because it can affect anyone, regardless of how experienced a driver they are. At-work drivers can be particularly at risk, especially if they spend long hours driving, drive at night, or have irregular sleep schedules.

Our academic and practitioner speaker line-up discussed:

  • the causes of driver fatigue and the importance of including it in your road risk programme
  • sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea, and how they are identified
  • measures to help employers identify drivers who may be at-risk of fatigue
  • measures to raise awareness of fatigue through education and communication programmes

Confirmed speakers:

  • Paul Jackson, Head of Impairment Research at TRL
  • David Lee, Clinical Director at Sleep Unlimited
  • Stephen Duffy, Senior Delivery Manager at Network Rail
  • Mark Sherman, Manager, Commercial Motor at Allianz

This webinar was kindly sponsored by Allianz

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