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Fatigure Related Road Accidents

Question

Q1. How many fatigue related road accidents have been recorded in your force area (e.g as result of drivers falling asleep while in charge of a vehicle) over the last 3 years? (Please provide figures for 2015)

Q2. How many fatalities have been recorded in your force area as a result of drivers falling asleep while in charge of a vehicle, over the last 3 years? (Please provide figures for 2015).

Answer

There have been 130 injury related accidents where the contributory factor has been fatigue. Of the 2 fatal accidents I have not identified this was a result of a driver falling asleep. 

FOI reference: 841/16.

Date of request: 18.07.16.