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Auto STUDY: The hours in which fatigue is felt more intensely while driving

Fatigue while driving is one of the factors responsible for the death in traffic accidents occurred on roads worldwide. Fatigue manifests itself more intensely but in certain time intervals.


There are few situations where a car accident story ends with a conclusion simple but extremely worrying: The accident occurred amid the accumulation of fatigue. The driver fell asleep at the steering-wheel.

Micro-sleep, a fatal mistake while driving

A first draft of drivers accountability starts at the initiative of the Association of Psychology and Road Safety PsihoTrafiQ that warn about the dangers of installing a phenomenon whose existence few have heard, but that many have experienced: micro-sleep.

Experts have found that there are several stages to driver fatigue: from mild fatigue to snooze and then sleep. In this phase can be employed and micro-sleep. Most often, fatigue driving is likened to another cause very serious road accidents, namely inattention.

In recent years, car manufacturers have developed systems that aim to blur all these factors can lead to accident. Thus arose sensors to overcome lane warning, adaptive cruise control, which maintains a constant distance from the vehicle in front and fatigue detection sensors. But at least in our country, such systems are still rare, even on very new machines. Which is why it is necessary awareness campaign.

Dangerous time intervals while driving

According to experts, people who travel long distances or go on holidays, are advised not to drive at night and afternoon, as fatigue at the wheel is installed in particular in these times of the day. Thus, psychologists advise us to refrain from driving between the hours of 2.00 and 2.59, when biorhythm and visibility are low and between 15.00 and 15.59, when accumulated fatigue during the day has great influence on driving ability.


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