Published in December 2014
Driving to and from work and driving on company business is a more hazardous activity than many work activities. It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. Statistics suggest that young male drivers, truck drivers, company car drivers and shift workers are particularly at risk of falling asleep while driving. Similarly people who drive before and after a long or tiring day at work, perhaps at a remote site, and involving physical or outdoor work, are also at higher risk.