Driving is a complex, multi-skilled task that requires a high level of concentration, which is reduced when we’re tired. People think fatigue is only an issue on long distance drives, but people generally don’t become fatigued from driving. Usually, they are already tired when they get behind the wheel from long hours, shift work, lack of sleep, or physically demanding roles.
Sore or heavy eyes
Slower reaction times
Difficulty remembering the past few kilometres driven
Drifting from your lane or poor driving performance
Driving speed creeps up or down
Stiffness and cramps
Driver Reviver is a community program operating in Australia for more than 30 years. Powered by volunteers from a wide range of service organisations and community groups, members give up their own time on long weekends to promote road safety and help reduce the road toll. The program aims to provide opportunities for local communities to contribute to addressing fatigue-related road trauma. By visiting an operating Driver Reviver site, travellers can take a break in their journey for a free cup of Bushells coffee or tea, an Arnott’s biscuit and most importantly, a chance to stop and revive so drivers reach their destination safely.