DVSA News – Dont Drive Tired

Devastating consequences of driving tired Crashes involving tired lorry drivers can be devastating. Almost a quarter of injuries in accidents involving lorries are fatal or serious. About 40% of sleep-related accidents involve commercial vehicles. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), driving while tired may be responsible for:

  • 1 in 5 of all accidents
  • Up to a quarter of serious and fatal crashes

DVSA issued 6,300 drivers’ hour’s fines to lorry drivers by between April 2015 and March 2016.