Analysis of fatigue levels in New Zealand taxi and local-route drivers
Published: February 2003
Commercial drivers & operators
Guidance for specialists
Taxi drivers & operators
This report documents the data and findings gathered from an initial sample of local-route truck drivers and taxi drivers in the Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty regions.
The House of Representatives inquiry into truck crashes found that, despite its importance, driver fatigue is a largely unrecognised problem in New Zealand. The goal of the present research programme was to find out how common driver fatigue is in New Zealand, and the degree to which New Zealand drivers suffer from fatigue and fatigue-related effects on their driving performance. To that end, this phase of the project was directed at collecting demographic, lifestyle, and driver fatigue data from an initial sample of New Zealand taxi and local-route truck drivers.