Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes

Drowsy driving is a serious problem that leads to thousands of automobile crashes each year. This report, sponsored by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is designed to provide direction to an NCSDR/NHTSA educational campaign to combat drowsy driving. The report presents the results of a literature review and opinions of the Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness regarding key issues involved in the problem.

Item No.: 55-789N
Availability: PDF (349 kb) (Information about file types)
Format: NHLBI produced publications : Color
Page Count: 28 pages
Subject: Sleep-Other/General Sleep
Audience: Health Professionals
Language: English
Size: 8.5 in. X 11 in.
Date of Publication: 1998