Module 1: 1.3.6 Factors that Lead to RTCs
1.3.6 Collisions related to fatigue
The most common times of the day during which fatigue-related collisions happen are the early morning and mid-afternoon periods. This risk also increases during long-distance travelling or monotonous roads. Driving during regular sleeping hours also increases the risk of fatigue-related crashes. If you are fatigued during driving, your chances of getting involved in a serious or fatal injury will grow, as your response time will slow down.
To avoid fatigue, drivers should stop after every 2 hours, especially on long trips. By getting out of the vehicle regularly and performing stretches or other light exercises, such as walking, you can ward your fatigue off.