September 2009

Fatigued driving publications offered for police, public

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation has released two new publications on fatigued driving. The first is a primer entitled *The Facts About Fatigued Driving in Ontario – a Guidebook for Police*. The second is a brochure geared towards the public, entitled *Fatigued Driving, Fast Facts*. The Guidebook’s purpose is to provide police administrators and officers with research-based knowledge about the magnitude and characteristics of the fatigued driving problem and how fatigued drivers and fatigue-related crashes are being handled. It summarizes peer-reviewed research and the findings from two Ontario polls conducted by TIRF of more than 800 police officers in Ontario and 750 drivers.

To download a copy, visit The brochure provides drivers with facts on fatigued and drowsy driving, the warning signs and the risk involved. It debunks myths surrounding caffeine and other short-term fixes and identifies strategies to prevent fatigued driving.

To download a copy, visit You can order printed copies as well through Sara Oglestone at TIRF. The minimum charge per order for non-members/donors is $25 to cover shipping and handling. Contact Sarah for more information, toll-free at 877-238-5235 or email

Updated September 25, 2009