This unique edited collection derives from an international workshop uniting experts from the transport industry, legislators and research workers. The text focuses on issues from fatigue and their impact on performance and safety. Fatigue and Driving provides an overview of the individual and organisational perspectives of the problem including its many causes and consequences. Transport drivers describe their real-life experience of fatigue and how they identify and manage it; transport managers discuss the demands and constraints on their industry; researchers discuss their current research methodologies and the use of driving simulators.
Laurence Hartley is Associate Professor of Psychology at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Gaining his PhD from the University of London in 1968, he worked until 1973 at the MRC APU in Cambridge, when he joined the Psychology Department at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Researching into the effects of centrally acting drugs on the human nervous system both there, later at the University of Leicester, and utimatelly at Murdoch. He has been involved in a range of applied research projects, including such human factors issues as visual inspection of agricultural tasks, human performance of submariners, the effects of stress-including fatigue - on driving, and latterly the perception of health risks among urban aboriginal Australians.