In November 2016, GHSA announced a partnership with the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) that will provide grants for State Highway Safety Offices to implement drowsy driving prevention programs and campaigns.
Five states have been awarded a total of $75,000 in 2017:
- New York
This program helps states address the serious issue of drowsy driving, which GHSA highlighted in its August 2016 report Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do. State use of funds in 2017 includes:
- Creating public awareness campaigns;
- Engaging with high-risk groups such as teens and truckers;
- Developing training for law enforcement to recognize the signs of drowsy driving; and
- Partnering with business, non-profits and hospitals to change the culture around drowsy driving
About the National Road Safety Foundation
The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on our nation’s roads by promoting safe driving awareness and lifelong education. NRSF produces FREE traffic safety programs on distracted driving, speed and aggression, impaired driving, drowsy driving, driving skills, pedestrian safety and a host of other safety issues. NRSF also sponsors contests to engage teens in promoting safe driving to their peers and in their communities. For more information or to download free programs, visit www.nrsf.org or www.teenlane.org.