Driving tired: cultural factors, long-distance driving and fatigue

Vick, Malcolm (2006) Driving tired: cultural factors, long-distance driving and fatigue. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14 (1). pp. 41-42.

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Fatigue is well recognised as a major contributor to traffic crashes, especially on country roads. Definition and measurement are acknowledged to present serious difficulties to understanding driver fatigue, but resolving those difficulties offers little assistance in understanding why drivers continue to drive once they recognise they are tired. A small-scale qualitative study used standard semistructured interview methods to explore cultural values that might encourage such behaviour. In particular, it focused on the culturally mediated meanings through which drivers interpret their situations and understand themselves.

Item ID: 3687
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: fatigue; rural; education; driving; safety
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 03:18
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 49%
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