Driver fatigue | The facts

The dangers of driving while tired.

The dangers of driving while tired:

  • 4,000 people are killed per year throughout Europe because of driver tiredness
  • Driver fatigue contributes to 1 in 5 deaths in Ireland
  • Tiredness related collisions are 3 times more likely to result in death or serious injury
  • Fatigue related injuries are more likely to occur between 2 and 6 am and 3 and 5 pm
  • A motorist is 13 times more likely to have a tiredness related collision in the early morning than in the mid-morning or afternoon