IETI Transactions on Ergonomics and Safety

ISSN 2520-5439

DOI: 10.6722/TES

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Zunjic

2019 Volume 3 Issue 2

An investigation of the effect of fatigue and drowsiness among young drivers (full text in pdf)
Aleksandar Trifunović 1, a
Svetlana Čičević 1, b
Xiao-Guang Yue 2, c
1Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2Rattanakosin International College of Creative Entrepreneurship, Rajamangala University of Technology, Rattanakosin, Thailand
Abstract Young adults differ in the extent to which they get fatigued and in the way they cope with driver fatigue and drowsiness. Fatigue and drowsiness are major factors in a large proportion of traffic accidents. Many studies suggest that fatigue is associated with increased accident risk. Drowsy driving is a serious public health concern and traffic safety. For this reason, a better understanding of the role of individual differences is needed to improve ability to predict fatigue, to better understand the safety implications of fatigue, and to determine the effectiveness of various fatigue countermeasures, especially for young drivers. A sample of 53 young drivers was examined (aged 18–26). The results of this paper can benefit the development of drowsiness prevention and help to manage drowsiness and fatigue to avoid related road accidents.
Keywords: Fatigue; drowsiness; young drivers; traffic safety; driver behaviors.