NSF Announces 2019 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®

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NSF Announces 2019 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
nsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org
 
WASHINGTON, DC, September 10, 2019 – Today, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is announcing that 2019 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® will be November 3-10.

NSF’s annual campaign goal is to reduce the number of drivers who elect to drive while sleep deprived. Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually. Fall asleep crashes are often caused by voluntarily not getting the sleep you need. Millions of Americans also experience excessive sleepiness as a result of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy. NSF encourages everyone to prioritize sleep and drive when alert and refreshed.

 

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NSF is joined in this year’s campaign by UPS. UPS is committed to safe driving and road safety and will be launching special efforts during the week. NSF invites transportation, safety and hospitality companies to promote drowsy driving prevention November 3 to 10. 

 

 

NSF’s drowsy driving prevention resources, such as infographics and social media materials, will be available on drowsydriving.org on October 22. NSF encourages spreading the word on Drowsy Driving Prevention Week through social media using hashtag #Alert2Drive.


About the National Sleep Foundation
The NSF is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice.