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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
1999

Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes

Description of Resource: 
Sponsored by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this report provides guidance for an educational campaign to combat drowsy driving. The key issues, findings, and recommendations related to the issue were identified through a literature review on the topic and an expert panel on driver fatigue and sleepiness. The expert panel identified 3 priority issues for the educational campaign: education for young males; promotion of rumble strips use on highways and raising public awareness; and education for shift workers.

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Developed By: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NIH/NHLBI
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Sleep Health
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NCSDR/NHTSA Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness. Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes [Internet]. 1999 [cited 2013 Jan 22]. Available from: http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/drowsy_driving1/human/Drowsy.html