Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Facts about Drowsy Driving

October 29, 2014 by sleepfoundation  
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The National Sleep Foundation hosts an annual event to increase awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving. This year’s event takes place from November 2-9, 2014.

Take the Pledge Against Drowsy Driving Today!

October 29, 2014 by sleepfoundation  
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The Pledge Against Drowsy Driving is a National Sleep Foundation initiative that seeks to raise public awareness about drowsy driving, its effect on drivers and how it can be avoided.With the support of our members, communities and Congress, we can come together to decrease the instance of drowsy driving and improve the safety of those on the road.

Drowsy Driving PreventionWeek®: November 2-9, 2014

October 16, 2014 by sleepfoundation  
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In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives, the National Sleep Foundation is declaring November 2-9, 2014 to be DrowsyDriving Prevention Week®. This annual campaign provides public education about the under-reported risks of driving while drowsy and countermeasures to improve safety on the road.

Drowsy Driving Advocacy

October 15, 2014 by sleepfoundation  
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The National Sleep Foundation has long championed sleep health and safety. To help combat drowsy driving, NSF has developed a kit to help individuals and businesses advocate for the issue on a statewide level. To learn more, visit sleepfoundation.org/drowsy-driving-advocacy.

National Sleep Foundation Introduces Model Legislation to Advance Drowsy Driving Prevention

September 9, 2014 by sleepfoundation  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anna Beatynsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org720.726.5440

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2014) — Today the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced a legislative initiative to tackle the crisis of drowsy driving in America. NSF has developed model legislation, the Drowsy Driving Reduction Act of 2015, to assist in drowsy driving prevention efforts at the state level. The Act calls for the [...]

Your Action Needed: Urge Your Senators to Block Bill Delaying Trucker OSA Screening

October 4, 2013 by sleepfoundation  
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A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week that the National Sleep Foundation believes, if passed, will threaten the public safety of our roads.
Advocated by the trucking industry, the bill (S. 1537) prevents the Department of Transportation from implementing an important recommendation which calls for screening
high risk truckers for obstructive sleep apnea. We [...]

Drowsy Driving PreventionWeek®: November 3-10, 2013

In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives, the National Sleep Foundation is declaring November 3-10, 2013 to be DrowsyDriving Prevention Week®. This annual campaign provides public education about the under-reported risks of driving while drowsy and countermeasures to improve safety on the road.

National Sleep Foundation White Paper on Drowsy Driving

November 16, 2012 by sleepfoundation  
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Drowsy Driving
Sleepiness can impair driving performance as much or more so than alcohol, studies show. (Dawson and Reid, 1997; Powell, 2001)
The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that one out of every six (16.5%) deadly traffic accidents, and one out of eight (12.5%) crashes requiring hospitalization of car drivers or passengers is due to drowsy driving. [...]

Young People More Likely To Drive Drowsy

November 9, 2012 by sleepfoundation  
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National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Provides Tips to Prevent One in Six Traffic Fatalities.
WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2012 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 12-18), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate drivers about sleep safety. A recent survey conducted by the [...]

National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Provides Tips to Prevent One in Six Traffic Fatalities

November 4, 2011 by sleepfoundation  
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WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2011 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 6-12), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate drivers about sleep safety. The AAA Foundation released new data showing that 96% of Americans feel that it is unacceptable for someone to drive when they are so sleepy they have trouble keeping their eyes open; yet, about one-third of Americans admitted doing so in the past 30 days.

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