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.
A new study indicates that many Americans are driving sleep-deprived, even when they may not feel tired. GHSA Senior Director of Communications and Programs Kara Macek discusses the need for a societal change prioritizing sleep to help end drowsy driving.
Article by Steven Reinberg
April 11, 2018
To combat drowsy driving, ride hailing company Uber recently launched a feature requiring its drivers to take a six-hour break after every 12 hours of driving. GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins voices his support for this new policy.
Article by Faiz Siddiqui
February 12, 2018
A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study saw that the prevalence of drowsy driving may be significantly underestimated. GHSA Director of Government Relations Russ Martin speaks to this finding.
February 8, 2017
Article by Alan Mozes