Media Advisory: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 12-18

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 12-18, 2012, is a National Sleep Foundation public awareness campaign to educate drivers about sleep safety. New statistics about drowsy driving will be released.

For more information, please read the NSF multidisciplinary expert consensus statement on drowsy driving published in the June 2016 issue of Sleep Health.

Currently, a bus driver in the Bronx who allegedly drove drowsy, crashed the bus and killed fifteen passengers is on trial for criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter.

Sleepiness and driving is a dangerous combination. Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but don’t realize that drowsy driving can be fatal, too. Like alcohol, sleepiness slows reaction times, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases your risk of crashing.

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