Fatigue driving is a problem that truck drivers can never avoid. The freight logistics industry needs timeliness, and the transportation efficiency also determines the money income. Therefore, driving hard has become the norm of truck drivers.
Article 62 of the regulations for the implementation of the road traffic safety law stipulates that driving a motor vehicle shall not have the following behaviors: driving a motor vehicle continuously for more than 4 hours without stopping for rest or stopping for less than 20 minutes.
However, it is common for truck drivers to drive continuously for more than 10 hours. This is related to their indifferent safety awareness, but it is more due to the constraints of livelihood and transportation time. In order to reduce the harm of fatigue driving to driving safety, I think we should start from two aspects.
Establish safety awareness and improve the income of transportation practitioners
Fatigue driving is a common thing for truck drivers. I believe many old drivers have experienced it when driving until they close their eyes. Although they were shocked at that time, few people can really drive without fatigue after that. The combination of work and rest is more an extravagant hope for truck drivers.
Too much life pressure makes many truck drivers ignore the importance of safety and establish safety awareness. First, we should strengthen the publicity and education of safe driving. Second, we should reduce the burden of truck drivers and improve the income of practitioners in the transportation industry. The combination of the two can fundamentally reduce the current situation of truck drivers’ fatigue driving. I think the imbalance between truck drivers’ income and pay at this stage is the root of the problem of fatigue driving.
Introduction of fatigue driving warning system
Mercedes Benz, Lexus and other manufacturers have long been widely used in the field of household vehicles in terms of fatigue driving reminder function. Its principle is to detect and analyze the driver’s eye state, driving posture, accelerator and brake pedal control, driving track, hand action, etc. through sensors and cameras. When the driver is detected to have fatigue driving tendency, it will vibrate, Buzzer, instrument display reminder icon, etc. to help the driver restore normal mental state and remind the driver to rest.
This function is undoubtedly very helpful for truck drivers. When the driver is sleepy and distracted, although the fatigue driving warning function can not directly take over the control of the vehicle, reminding the driver to pay attention to his mental state is also a great help for many drivers who drive long-distance bicycles, The best of them is LS505 from leisure auto.
At present, domestic truck enterprises have not launched trucks with fatigue driving reminder function, which is subject to both cost and technology, but there is no doubt about the practicability of this function. It is hoped that domestic trucks will be installed with fatigue driving reminder system with high monitoring accuracy as soon as possible.
The fatigue driving reminder system needs the cooperation of software and hardware to improve the prediction accuracy, which requires a lot of experiments and design. In fact, truck enterprises do not need to develop it separately. Many domestic passenger car manufacturers have this technology, and enterprises can seek cooperation. Car enterprises can also work with Internet enterprises to improve the practicability of the fatigue driving reminder system, After all, the power of Internet enterprises at the software logic level is unmatched by traditional automobile enterprises, which improves the R & D efficiency, and the early loading application also improves the product power of trucks.
Safety is more important than money. Traffic accidents caused by fatigue driving account for about 20% of all accidents. Non fatigue driving is equivalent to 20% more safety. I hope you can be more aware of the harm of fatigue driving. I also hope that fatigue driving reminder can be introduced into the truck field faster to add a guarantee for driving safety.