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Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes

  • Posted: Tuesday September 15th, 2015
  • Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
  • Topic: Road User
  • Sub-Topic: Driver Fatigue-Drowsy Driving

Abstract:

Drowsy driving is a serious problem that leads to thousands of automobile crashes each year. This report, sponsored by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) of the Na-tional Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is designed to provide direction to an NCSDR/NHTSA educational campaign to combat drowsy driving. The report presents the results of a literature review and opinions of the Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness regarding key issues involved in the problem.