Just thought I'd raise a point that came up in conversation having watched the latest police-camera-action style program 'Coppers' on 4. Last week (available on 4OD), some 2Lt is seen having fallen asleep at the wheel on the motorway, and creamed his car into a road sign. He's still got cam cream on and is evidently just off ex. It could be regular, but it's said to be sunday evening which just sounds very TA to me. What we were discussing was whether the TA need to (or at least should) take people's personal driving agendas into account with eat sleep cards, not just drivers of MoD vehicles. If you are driving on duty, you will be chased and pestered about filling in your eat sleep cards, and those in charge will make sure that before a driving duty you get the required amount of sleep, meal time, rest time etc. However, if you are not driving on duty, there is nothing that says those in charge can't run you into the ground with a full weekend of no sleep. And it has been known, too. With some TA soldiers facing a lengthy drive home post-ex, my question is should there be provision to ensure that all drivers, regardless of whether they are driving on or after duty, get sufficient rest to be safe drivers? Yes, I appreciate that there is no legal requirement, but should the TA recognise that they do have some level of responsibility for the wellbeing of their blokes, and sending them off on a drive home already ready to pass out is a bit irresponsible IMO. And I can't imagine many PSIs would be willing to keep the TA centre open for another 5 hours on sunday night so that everyone can go and pass out on their roll mats for a few hours. In addition to taking some level of responsibility for their peoples' welfare, the guy on 'Coppers' was still in kit and cam cream, and if anyone wants to watch it on 4OD I'm sure you'll agree it's not particularly positive P.R for the TA - and would be even worse if he'd have creamed his car (or a bigger one) into the back of a young family coming back from holiday and killed a pair of kids - it does happen after all. Thoughts?