According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 396,000 crashes involving drowsy driving occurred between 2011-2015 in the U.S., 3,662 of which were fatal. The real number is estimated to be much higher, however, as it is difficult to determine whether a driver was drowsy at the time of a crash.
Managing Fatigue for the Fleet Safety Professional is now available on the NETS website. Free to access and Includes useful printable Fact Sheets and images for Social Media messaging.
Driver fatigue is a major contributor to global vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths. Fatigue-related crashes are fully preventable when we understand the effects and impacts of fatigue on the safety of our fleet drivers and take actions to mitigate this driver risk.
NETS developed this guide for safety professionals responsible for managing light, medium or heavy vehicle fleets who seek to: 1) understand how fatigue impacts the safety of workers who drive as part of their job, and 2) reduce the risk of crashes and injuries resulting from fatigued driving among their drivers.
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