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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2019

To bring heightened awareness to the perils of driving while sleep-deprived, the National Sleep Foundation declares November 3-10, 2019 as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week ®. The Foundation’s annual outreach effort aims to reduce the number of drivers who decide to drive sleep-deprived -- responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually -- through accessible research and communications tools. For the 2019 DDPW campaign, NSF is joined by UPS. UPS is committed to safe driving and road safety. NS [...]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2018

The National Sleep Foundation was pleased with the success of 2018 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® which occurred November 5-12. For almost 30 years, NSF has continued to pursue our campaign goal of reducing the number of drivers who decide to drive sleep deprived -- responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually -- through accessible research and communications tools. Thank you, again, for joining us in our effort to eliminate drowsy driving! Drowsy Driving Prevention Week resources and [...]

National Sleep Foundation White Paper on Drowsy Driving

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. (AAA, 2010) One analysis estimated the cost of automobile accidents attributed to sleepiness to be between $29.2 to $37.9 billi [...]

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