Drowsy Driving Prevention Grant: New York

New York

The New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) received a grant from the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and GHSA to provide an informational webinar for law enforcement officers on the effects of drowsy driving in collaboration with Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM). The webinar is a continuation of StopDrowsyDriving.org, Stony Brook’s drowsy driving prevention program.

Stony Brook’s SHTM created a webinar, “Improving the Health and Safety of Law Enforcement Personnel: Prevention of Fatigue and Drowsy Driving,” that focused on educating law enforcement on drowsy driving. Content included recent research findings on drowsy driving among law enforcement and strategies to identify and prevent drowsy driving. The webinar contained resources to help law enforcement professionals discover their level of fatigue and increase their perception of drowsiness.

The webinar was hosted at the October 2019 Highway Safety Symposium in Albany, N.Y., where it received positive feedback. The webinar is available on Stony Brook’s drowsy driving prevention program website and can be viewed here.

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