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.

Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk Rises

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.

Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk Rises

Article by Steven Reinberg
April 11, 2018

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