Heavy vehicle driver fatigue data

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We worked in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) on a two-year scientific study. The study evaluated alertness monitoring technology and the impacts of work shifts on driver alertness. It analysed shift start time, the number of consecutive shifts, shift length, shift rotation, rest breaks and their likely impact on driver drowsiness and fatigue.

In April 2019, we released the results of this world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue. These findings will inform future fatigue policy as part of the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law