Fatigue contributes to over 20% of traffic accidents
The Automobile Association research has shown that momentary distraction and fatigue are contributory factors in over 20% of road traffic accidents on the UK roads, research in the US puts the figure at 37%!
Stay out of Jail
Several drowsy driving incidents have resulted in custodial sentences for the driver.
Would you drink drive?
A study by researchers in Australia showed that being awake for 18 hours produced an impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .05, and .10 after 24 hours; .08 is considered legally drunk.
Protect your Children
Adults with children in the household are more likely to drive drowsy than those without children (59% vs. 45%)
Early hours Driving
Drivers at 6am are 20 times more likely to fall asleep at the wheel than at 10am.
Commercial vehicle drivers
About 40% of fatigue-related crashes involve commercial vehicle drivers, often in the largest vehicles on our roads that can cause the most harm in a crash.
Accident Peak Time
Peak times for fatigue-related crashes are within the hours of 02.00-06.00 and 14.00-16.00 when drivers are naturally more sleepy.
A momentary lapse in concentration can be the difference between life an death.