A CAMPAIGN aiming to educate drivers of the dangers of fatigue behind the wheel has gone live.

The scheme has been launched by the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland following an increase in serious incidents on the A9 last year.

In 2022, it was reported that 12 fatal collisions and 18 fatalities took place on the A9.

Research has shown that driver fatigue kills or seriously injure around 50 people in Scotland each year, with the Government eager to promote safe driving in an effort to drive these numbers down.

Jenny Gilruth, minister of transport, said: “Driver fatigue is a serious issue that causes too many serious and fatal road collisions each year.

“Drivers often experience early signs of feeling tired such as yawning, eyes drooping and headnodding, and should stop for a rest as soon as it is safe to do so.

“We’re reminding people to plan their journeys well in advance, ensure they are well-rested before setting out and take regular breaks.

“It’s simple yet powerful advice which can help save lives on Scotland’s roads.”