Driver drowsiness is a
serious problem resulting in many thousands of road accidents each year. In the
past ten years, about 30% of accidents occurred on the main roads, rural roads
and highways in Iran were due to drowsy driving.
'Don't Drive When Drowsy' is the
project which is funded by the FIA Grant Programm to provide some education
for the transportation companies and drivers of the suburban bus terminals in
order to raise their knowledge about drowsy-driving risks and how to reduce or
instructors and trainers from psychologists, M.Ds and traffic police commanders
held a one-day briefing workshop both in Tehran and Mashhad for 67 well
experienced professional lectures. Some teaching ideas for public bus drivers
were provided in this phase. Some pamphlets, booklets, and training short clips
will also be prepared. Selected provinces and axis of Iran will be covered as
the most vulnerable regions at the second and third phase of the project.
The aim of running this phase
is to assist the trainers to plan and deliver the most effective way to help a
minimum of 3000 public bus drivers to avoid accidents resulted from drowsiness
or fatigue in selected regions.
The trainers have learnt the
best methods to teach the public bus drivers. Resources such as training
manuals were available for trainers with the help of experts and specialists.
The certificates of attendance at the training program have been granted to the