Driving while tired has the potential to be incredibly dangerous. Lack of sleep dulls your reflexes and can lead to accidents.
- Being awake for 17 hours at a time is equivalent to having a blood alcohol level of 0.05.
- 21 hours without sleep can result in a BAC (Blood alcohol content) of up to 0.08.
- Fatigue related crashes are twice as likely to be fatal
- Driver fatigue contributes to more than 30% of road crashes
Test Your Tired Self
'Test Your Tired Self' is an initiative designed by the NSW government to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while tired, as well as a test for people to find out how tired they really are. It is effective as it tests your reflexes and lets you know whether you should be driving based on that.