Fatigue is one of the leading causes of death on Québec roads. Every year, it is a factor in more than one out of every five accidents that result in injury or death.
Each year on average, 78 people are killed and 8,532 people are injured in an accident related to driver fatigue.
From 2014 to 2018, fatigue was a factor:
Microsleep is a brief and involuntary loss of attention, lasting from a few fractions of a second to a few minutes. Your head may drop and your eyes close, or your gaze may simply become fixed.
These episodes may occur when you are tired and trying to stay awake to perform a monotonous task, such as driving on a highway. During a microsleep episode, you will not react to a dangerous situation.
Concretely, driving while tired means…
Consuming alcohol, medication or drugs, or a mix of these, considerably increases the risk of being involved in a fatal accident. It’s easy to imagine what would happen if we were to add a little fatigue to the mix…
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Last update: September 15, 2017