Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report focuses on dangers of drowsy driving

Earlier this week, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) issued the report, Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do. It estimates that nearly 83.6 million sleep-deprived Americans are driving drowsy every day and that 5,000 lives were lost in drowsy driving-related crashes last year. The report also discusses legislative, enforcement, education, and engineering countermeasures that are being employed as well as in-vehicle technologies that are currently available or on the horizon. AASM Immediate Past President Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, served as a member of the expert panel for the development of the report.

In addition to the report, the GHSA will conduct a workshop at the end of the month in Seattle at its annual meeting, which will be attended by AASM staff. 

2016-08-11T00:00:00+00:00August 11th, 2016|Advocacy|