Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the NSW road toll. However, unlike drink driving, there are no laws regulating driver fatigue. Fatigue-related crashes can happen on any trip no matter how long or short, or what time of the day.

Fatigue symptoms to look out for

  • Yawning
  • Poor concentration
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tired eyes
  • Slow reactions
  • Over-steering

How to reduce driver fatigue

  • Get 7-8 hours sleep
  • Plan your trip
  • Take a break every two hours
  • Share the driving
  • If you are using medications, check with your doctor before driving
  • Delay your trip if you feel tired
  • Stop and enjoy a coffee at one of Hunters Hill’s many cafes


For more information go to Transport for NSW Centre for Road Safety

Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
ABN: 75 570 316 011