Driver fatigue issues on State Highway 1 south of Whangarei - within region 1 of New Zealand

Govender, Gansen (2006) Driver fatigue issues on State Highway 1 south of Whangarei - within region 1 of New Zealand. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Fatigue has been a major contributing factor (20% in the last 10 years) to fatal crashes on State Highway 1 south of Whangarei. Whangarei is located 160km north of Auckland in Region 1 of New Zealand. An analysis of fatigue related crashes along the route from Maunu Road to Ross Road were undertaken. Research was undertaken through the analysis of Land Transport New Zealand's Crash Analysis System and a review on literature from New Zealand and other countries on fatigue counter measures. This research sets out to determine driver fatigue issues along the route and provide recommendations for fatigue countermeasures with locations. The crash data was analysed by crash costs versus crash severity for each grouped site. These sites were then prioritised to obtain the locations for fatigue counter measures.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: fatigue; Whangarei; New Zealand; crashes; traffic; road
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2458

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