A new American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education. Through its Sleep and Transportation Safety Task Force, the AASM has developed model drowsy driving language for states to include in driver’s manuals, educational curricula and licensing examinations. The AASM also encourages the automobile insurance industry to implement drowsy driving educational discount programs.
Read the statement in JCSM – Confronting Drowsy Driving: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Perspective
Read the press release: New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education