Did you know that driver distraction is one of the biggest causes of serious injuries and fatalities on Australian roads? In fact, research estimates that 1 in 4 vehicle crashes on our roads are caused by distracted or inattentive drivers. Drivers who are sleep-deprived are subject to many neurocognitive consequences, including increased distractibility.
The Australian Road Research Board is proud to present another FREE National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) webinar on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 2pm. This is a great opportunity for your organisation to take the time out to consider driver distraction and the serious dangers it can bring to your fleet if not properly addressed.
Research shows that individuals who have chronic sleep deprivation adapt to feelings of tiredness and do not report feeling a sense of sleepiness. However, they display the same decreases in psychomotor vigilance, working memory and cognitive performance, as someone who has not slept for two days. These drivers experience the same consequences as acutely sleep deprived drivers, with increased distractibility, but these symptoms are often hidden or unrecognised.
Connect in and hear from Dr Carmel Harrington who has been working in the world of sleep for nearly 20 years. She is a former lawyer and educator, has a PhD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University, and consults with companies and educational institutions both here and overseas on sleep health.
Registration for this FREE webinar is essential. Click here to register.