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Aug 8, 2016

TRUCKERS WAKE UP !! * USA

* DC - Five slides detail deadly impacts of drowsy driving

--- Truckers may be professionals behind the wheel, but their biology is the same as other Americans who are sacrificing sleep—and that too often leads to tragic consequences on our roadways, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Assn. (GHSA)... Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do, points out that nearly 83.6 million sleep-deprived Americans are driving every day. And it’s taking a toll – an estimated 5,000 lives were lost in drowsy driving-related crashes last year. The report was funded through a grant from State Farm with guidance from an expert panel...


... The report recommends SHSOs partner with other sectors, including public health, business, academia, and nonprofits, to change the culture. “Just like drunk driving and seat belts, it’s going to take all of us to get the public to recognize the seriousness of drowsy driving,” stressed report author Pam Fischer...
  Washington, DC, USA - Fleet Owner, by Kevin Jones - Aug 8, 2016

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