Safety

Technology Helps Combat Driver Fatigue: Case Study From the Middle East

The authors’ objective is to understand further how technology can support the prevention of driver fatigue and to explore driver beliefs related to fatigue and the technology designed to assist in fatigue avoidance.

Verified MVIs in 2019.
Fig. 1—Verified MVIs in 2019.

Petroleum Development Oman operates in harsh environments over which their drivers cover more than 320 million km annually. Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) associated with operations. The objective of the complete paper is to understand further how technology can support the prevention of driver fatigue and to explore driver beliefs related to fatigue and the technology designed to assist in fatigue avoidance. This study helped the operator’s safety specialists understand driver fatigue and develop mechanisms to prevent it.

Introduction

Previous research has found that motor vehicle crash fatalities in the oil and gas industry are up to 8.5 times more common than in other occupations.

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