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Tiredness

Anyone who manages a fleet of vehicles or is responsible for the safety of those who drive as a profession, may be interested in the following facts related to driver fatigue.

Studies have shown that drivers don’t fall asleep without warning. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel have often tried to fight off drowsiness by opening a window, or by turning up the radio. But this doesn’t work for long!

The facts

  • Research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related
  • Sleep-related accidents are more likely than others to result in a fatality or serious injury
  • Peak times for accidents are in the early hours and after lunch
  • About 40% of sleep-related accidents involve commercial vehicles
  • Men under 30 have the highest risk of falling asleep at the wheel

At Lighthouse we offer courses for people such as you and also your drivers to increase awareness and competence for both management and while behind the wheel. Laws governing mandatory certification for professional drivers states that drivers should hold a relevant certificate by the 9th September 2014. That’s only 32 weeks left to find funding, course spaces and to complete (and pass) the course to ensure you can retain you’re job beyond this date.

My advice???

Don’t delay, book now, we still have spaces but they will fill up quickly as this date approaches – don’t be left behind!

Visit our current and future courses pages for more information.

January 24, 2014 | Categories: Lighthouse Blog |
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