Driver fatigue in European road transport
Driver fatigue is widely recognised as a major risk factor that reduces road safety and poses a threat, not only to drivers, but to all road users. However, there has been little research on driver fatigue in commercial transport. This study describes the nature and extent of driver fatigue in the road passenger and freight transport sector in Europe. Furthermore, it examines the specific working conditions of professional drivers and shows how these conditions lead to endemic fatigue in the sector.