Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Nor Kamaliana Khamis, Baba Md Deros, Mohd. Zaki Nuawi, Rabiatul Basariah Omar

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Abstract

Long distance driving could result in driver’s fatigue. Driving fatigue has been identified as one of the main reasons behind fatal crashes and injuries. This study aims to identify the body parts that experience fatigue and investigate factors that contribute towards driving fatigue among long distance heavy vehicle drivers. Two methods were used to collect information; first, an oral face-to-face interview and second, a self-administered survey questionnaire. A set of questionnaire was developed, pilot tested for its reliability and validity; and distributed to the respondent. Respondents were 60 heavy vehicle drivers from Klang Valley. Majority of the heavy vehicle drivers agreed that long driving hours is the main factor that causes fatigue. Both oral interviews and survey findings showed that all respondents experienced fatigue while driving. Majority of them start to experience fatigue after two hours of driving. In addition, the result of this study shows the drivers experienced severe discomfort on shoulder and low back. Majority of them highlighted that lack of sleep before starting the journey is the main fatigue cause. In conclusion, the heavy vehicle drivers should have sufficient sleep before long distance driving and take a break after two hours of driving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages567-573
Number of pages7
Volume663
ISBN (Print)9783038352617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume663
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Keywords

  • Body part discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy vehicle
  • Klang valley
  • Long distance driver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Khamis, N. K., Md Deros, B., Nuawi, M. Z., & Omar, R. B. (2014). Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 663, pp. 567-573). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.567

Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. / Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Md Deros, Baba; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki; Omar, Rabiatul Basariah.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. p. 567-573 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khamis, NK, Md Deros, B, Nuawi, MZ & Omar, RB 2014, Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 663, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 663, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 567-573, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 16/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.567
Khamis NK, Md Deros B, Nuawi MZ, Omar RB. Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2014. p. 567-573. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.567
Khamis, Nor Kamaliana ; Md Deros, Baba ; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki ; Omar, Rabiatul Basariah. / Driving Fatigue among Long Distance Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. pp. 567-573 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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