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Here at The Scrappers we have been alarmed to hear that one in six drivers in the UK has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a survey. The findings highlight the 42% of drivers have driven when feeling drowsy and believed they may have been in danger of nodding off. There’s also an issue with delivery drivers suffering with fatigue because of increasing pressures on their delivery times. Growing numbers of modern cars and vans now have a monitoring system to check whether the driver is feeling tired and will sound an alarm when it detects this. There are also other systems you could buy to install that will recognise when the driver is falling asleep and will alert them to wake up. The system can also alert fleet managers to see which of their drivers is fatigued.