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Driver Fatigue

Driver Fatigue

If you’re planning to drive over long weekends or school holidays, keep in mind that lots of others are doing the same. But if you think first and plan ahead, it’s easy to steer clear of the worst traffic for a safe and comfortable journey.

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Use the links below to plan your trip and avoid driver fatigue.

Test Your Tired Self

The key message for all drivers is that you don't have to be severely fatigued to impair your driving ability - you can simply just be tired. 

Planning ahead is the best way to deal with tiredness. Test your tired self to see how tired you may be and learn how to avoid driving tired.


linkTest Your Tired Self 

Not drunk. Not speeding. Just tired


The Science of Sleep

The best way to avoid driver fatigue is to make sure you have enough sleep before driving, regardless of the length of your trip. 

There are 3 sleep factors to consider before deciding whether or not to start driving -circadian rhythms, sleep debt and sleep inertia.

linkThe Science of Sleep 

Trip Planning & Directions

Google Maps provides estimated trip times between any two locations in Australia. Alternate routes are also available to avoid tolls and highways.

linkGoogle Maps

Traffic Updates & Information

Visit the RMS traffic website for live updates on hazards such as accidents, road work, major events, fire and flood or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.

linkLive Traffic Updates 

Last Updated: February 13th, 2020
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