The Facts About Fatigued Driving in Ontario: A Guidebook for Police

A recent survey of about 800 police officers in Ontario, conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), found that over half of those surveyed (56.6%) felt that they had not received adequate information about ways to identify drivers who are fatigued or drowsy or to ascertain the role of fatigue in traffic accidents. If sufficient eyewitness statements or evidence is not available, police officers are not always able to determine whether fatigue played a role in a traffic accident. Good information about fatigued driving can help police officers recognize and remove these drivers from the roads. It can also enable officers to identify fatigue-related collisions and improve traffic law enforcement strategies to help reduce the collisions. This guidebook contains facts about fatigued drivers, traffic accidents in which driver fatigue was a contributing cause, current strategies to enforce traffic laws, and ways that they can be strengthened to reduce fatigued-driving. It summarizes peer-reviewed research and the findings from two Ontario polls of more than 800 police officers in Ontario, and of about 750 Ontario drivers.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780920071830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2009 11:51AM