Singaporean logistic companies are providing their heavy vehicles with in-car monitoring systems to detect driver drowsiness. In only half a year, the initiative has resulted in a 33% drop in driver fatigue.
In Singapore, heavy vehicles have been involved in three out of ten fatal car crashes in the last two years, despite making up just 5% of all vehicles on the roads. Channel News Asia reports that many drivers work up to 14-15 hour shifts per day, making driver fatigue a major issue and a possible cause for serious road crashes.
In an attempt to battle driver fatigue, logistics service provider Bok Seng Group has installed driver monitoring systems in their vehicles - and so far the results are promising, showing a 33% decrease in driver fatigue within six months.