Drowsy Driving

Currently only two states, New Jersey and Arkansas, have laws expressly addressing drivers who drive drowsy and subsequently injure or kill someone.

In 2016, GHSA published a first-of-its-kind report, Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do, outlining the issue of drowsy driving and providing suggestions for best practices for states to consider implementing. More information on the history and impact of both laws can be found within the report.

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Currently only two states, New Jersey and Arkansas, have laws addressing drowsy driving.

Ford DSFL and NRSF Grant Results: Montana

In 2018, Montana’s State Highway Traffic Safety Office (SHTSS) was awarded grants by both Ford Driving Skills for Life and The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc.'s partnerships with GHSA. With these funds, SHTSS launched a statewide contest between Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapters to create peer-to-peer teen safe driving campaigns, with an emphasis on drowsy driving.

Proposed virtual reality video will teach about dangers of drowsy driving

The Iowa Department of Transportation is one of five states to receive funding from GHSA and the National Road Safety Foundation to prevent drowsy driving in 2019. With the funds, the Department plans to use virtual reality and gamification to spread the message.

Proposed virtual reality video will teach about dangers of drowsy driving

Story by Dar Danielson
May 21, 2019

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