Effects of fatigue

As a driver, fatigue can cause you several problems including:
  • slowing your reactions and decisions;
  • decreasing your tolerance for other road users;
  • poor lane tracking and maintenance of speed; and
  • decreasing your alertness

 Warning signs

Early danger signs of fatigue include:
  • wandering thoughts;
  • missing a gear, road sign or exit;
  • slowing unintentionally;
  • braking too late;
If you are driving, you should get off the road if you:
  • are yawning;
  • are blinking more than usual;
  • are having trouble keeping your head up;
  • notice your eyes closing for a moment or going out of focus; and
  • forget driving the last few kilometres.