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

The impact of insomnia and fatigue on traffic safety: amateur and professional drivers (full text in pdf)
Svetlana Čičević 1, a
Aleksandar Trifunović 1, b
Slavica Đorđević 2
Xiao-Guang Yue 3, c
1Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2Academy of Applied Studies, Department of School of Applied Health Science, Belgrade, Serbia
3Rattanakosin International College of Creative Entrepreneurship, Rajamangala University of Technology, Rattanakosin, Thailand
Abstract The rapid progress of motorization has increased the number of severe traffic accident. Fatigue driving has already become a major cause of traffic accidents. It could be said that sleep and insomnia problems are two the biggest of the reasons for driver fatigue. The recommendations for enhanced data collection and the use of modern questionnaire methods for causal inference have the potential to enhance our understanding of the relationship of fatigue and insomnia to traffic safety. For these reasons, this paper sought to evaluate the value of subjective screening methods for detecting insomnia and identifying amateur and professional drivers at risk for poor sleep health and traffic safety relevant performance. A sample comprising 100 adult professional and amateur drivers (aged 18–65 years) was surveyed using the PSQI and several other questionnaires. According to results of this paper, the PSQI score could differentiate healthy drivers from drivers with insomnia.
Keywords: Insomnia; traffic safety; professional drivers; amateur drivers; driver behaviors.