Van Driver Toolkit – Driver Fatigue

Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 accidents are caused by tiredness.
  • Peak times for fatigue-related crashes are within the hours of 02.00-06.00 and 14.00-16.00.
  • Sleeping just 4-5 hours a night for a week impairs performance to the same extent as being legally over the alcohol limit.

83% of van drivers feel more tired in the autumn and winter.

1 in 5 people suffer some form of sleep problem affecting their driving ability by impairing coordination, judgment ability and memory and causing longer reaction times.

Whilst driving when tired is not an offence, it does increase the chance of drivers committing other driving related

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