Driving after night shift tied to higher risk of near-crash events

On December 30, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Night-shift workers who drive home after a night’s work may be at higher risk of crashing due to drowsy driving, according to a small study that evaluated the daytime driving performance of night-shift workers. The researchers said even veteran night-shift workers who drove after working all night exhibited reactions similar…

Drug driving: Are your meds affecting you?

On November 18, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Warning labels on medications about the dangers of driving are not enough to stop people getting behind the wheel with most driving while affected by drugs, according to (QUT) Queensland University of Technology road safety researcher Dr Tanya Smyth. Dr Smyth, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road…

New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education

On November 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that drowsy driving prevention efforts can save lives. A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education. The AASM…

Young drivers don't see dangers of driving tired: QUT study

On October 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Drivers are more likely to get behind the wheel drowsy than drunk despite it being just as dangerous, and the worst offenders are those under 30, a QUT study has found. The research undertaken by QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) will be presented…