DRIVER DROWSINESS, LENGTH OF PRIOR PRINCIPAL SLEEP PERIODS, AND NAPS

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between the prevalence of driver drowsiness observed on a trip, length of prior principal sleep periods, and naps taken during the trip, based on data collected from actual revenue runs of the Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Rest Periods and Recovery of Performance Study. A mathematical model was developed to describe the drowsiness data. The relative importance of time of day, last principal sleep, and earlier studies on drowsiness is also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Development Centre

    Complexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Blvd West, Suite 601
    Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Wylie, D
  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1999 12:00AM