Iowa Drowsy Driving Summit to tackle dangers of driver fatigue

To combat the risks of drowsy driving, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau will present the Iowa Drowsy Driving Summit on Wednesday, June 29. The summit will feature remarks from Dr. Mark R. Rosekind, who is the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a member of the AASM.

No registration is required to attend the Iowa Drowsy Driving Summit, which will be held at:

University of Iowa Public Health Building
Callaghan Auditorium
145 N Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Drowsy driving – or driving while sleep-deprived – is a danger that has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In fact, drowsy driving is the root cause of an estimated 328,000 car crashes each year.

In order to ensure safe highways and residential roads for American drivers, board-certified sleep medicine physicians must play their part to promote healthy, restorative sleep. The AASM is committed to helping you keep your patients healthy and safe—both within the center and while behind the wheel.

Visit our Patient Safety Initiatives page on the Evolve Sleep website o view a list of drowsy driving facts, health advisories, and educational resources to keep your patients out of harm’s way.

2017-10-02T19:25:31+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Advocacy|