Roadside testing for fatigued drivers may soon by a thing as the Andrews Labor Government tests new technology that will detect fatigued drivers.
The trial is an Australia-first and will take place at a controlled test facility in Kilsyth.
If successful the technology could be used to test drivers roadside, as they are currently tested for drugs and alcohol.
The trial involved drivers being kept awake for as may as 32 hours before being required to drive for 2 hours on a controlled track. They will be supervised by a qualified instructor in a dual control vehicle.
Drivers will then be tested before and after their drive to measure the involuntary movement of their pupils which has been proven to be strongly linked with increasing levels of fatigue.