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Managing driver fatigue [online]: quantifying real world performance impairment

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
v, 38 p. ; 30 cm.
Publisher:
Civic Square, A.C.T.: Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Year:
2006
ISBN-ISSN:
0642255512
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
Driver fatigue remains a major cause of road accidents worldwide. Research has demonstrated that fatigue is comparable to alcohol in terms of performance impairment and risks to road safety.

The primary objectives of this study were: (1) To measure the decrements in performance caused by increasing levels of fatigue using a simple test of visual reaction time (PVT) and an interactive driving simulation task; and (2) To provide a link between simple and complex measures of performance.

Secondary aims were: (a) examine the effects of fatigue on perception of performance; and (b) examine the effects of gender on fatigue, driving performance and perception thereof.
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