Fit for purpose of on-the-road driving and simulated driving: A randomised crossover study using the effect of sleep deprivation.

Koopmans I, Doll RJ, van der Wall H, de Kam M, Groeneveld GJ, Cohen A, Zuiker R

Drivers should be aware of possible impairing effects of alcohol, medicinal substance, or fatigue on driving performance. Such effects are assessed in clinical trials, including a driving task or related psychomotor tasks. However, a choice between predicting tasks must be made. Here, we compare driving performance with on-the-road driving, simulator driving, and psychomotor tasks using the effect of sleep deprivation.