Impaired Alertness and Performance Driving Home from the Night Shift: A Driving Simulator Study

Driving in the early morning is associated with increased accident risk affecting not only professional drivers but also those who commute to work. This study used a driving simulator to investigate the effects of driving home from a night shift. Ten shift workers participated in the study after a normal night shift and a normal night sleep. The results of the study showed that driving home from the night shift was associated with an increased number of incidents and increased subjective sleepiness. The results of the study indicate severe postnight shift effects on sleepiness and driving performance.

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    • Akerstedt, Torbjorn
    • Peters, Bjorn
    • Anund, Anna
    • Kecklund, Goran
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01000711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2005 3:02PM