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Sleep. 2017 Feb 1;40(2). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx001.

Asleep at the Wheel-The Road to Addressing Drowsy Driving.

Author information

1
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Department of Transportation,Washington, DC.
2
Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden.
3
Sleep Research Society, Darien, IL.
4
Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
5
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
6
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Darien, IL.
7
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
8
National Sleep Foundation, Washington, DC.
9
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract

Drowsy driving is a dangerous behavior that leads to thousands of deaths and injuries each year. It is also a controllable factor for drivers. Drivers are capable of modifying this behavior if given sufficient information and motivation. Our goal is to establish a comprehensive and strategic effort to end drowsy driving crashes and deaths. This article highlights some of the conclusions of a unique recent meeting of sleep experts and highway safety professionals and describes the first steps the community has taken and plans to take in the future to address this issue.

KEYWORDS:

Public Health; Shift Work; Sleep Deprivation.; Sleep and Driving

PMID:
28364516
DOI:
10.1093/sleep/zsx001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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