Fatigue : summary

Road Safety Observatory
Road Safety Observatory
Publication date:
11 December 2017


Driving while fatigued or sleepy leads to impairment of driving performance by increasing reaction times, reducing attention and compromising the driver’s ability to control their vehicle. Sleep-related vehicle accidents are more common on long monotonous roads due to the lack of stimulating scenarios. Fatigued drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident resulting in the fatal injury of themselves or their vehicle’s occupants than non-fatigued drivers.