What you think about fatigue
MANY current heavy vehicle fatigue laws are almost two decades old.
In that time, the heavy vehicle industry has made strong gains in reducing driver fatigue incidents, said National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO Sal Petroccitto.
Mr Petroccitto made the comments ahead of the upcoming fatigue safety forum.
Drivers shared their feelings on Facebook.
Ian O’Neill said fatigue management was a “joke” and so was the law enforcement that went with it.
“Drivers would be all good if they didn’t have the pressure of ‘loads today and be there yesterday’. We all know where the problem lies.”
Stuart Mccoll said the current system could make you take major breaks while awake and then have to drive when you might be ready for sleep. “I know it’s hard to cover all the scenarios but having to stop for seven-plus hours in the middle of the day if you’re wide awake and not tired is a joke.”