May 01, 2015

The TSC have released guidelines to assist taxi drivers to manage fatigue.

Recognising and managing fatigue has been identified as one of the highest areas of failure in the Knowledge test, which  is addressed in the driver behaviour module. Drinking coffee and taking stimulants is often the incorrect answer given when drivers are asked how to manage fatigue. 

Driver fatigue is not only a risk to the health and safety of taxi drivers - it is also a risk to the safety of passengers and the wider public.

Strategies to manage fatigue are the responsibility of all industry participants. 

Further details on managing fatigue is included in the TSC Fatigue Management Guidelines and also in the Knowledge Handbook – Driver Behaviour.