National Summit on Drowsy Driving

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has several activities planned to alert the public and commercial transit operators, among others, to the dangers of drowsy driving. The effort was kicked off with the National Summit: The Many Faces of Drowsy Driving, on November 20-21, 2002 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D. C. The Federal Transit Administration partnered with NSF and other co-sponsors. The 2002 Summit brought together experts in various fields--transportation (transit, rail, motor carrier, aviation, and maritime), safety and health, sleep research, and communications--to create a comprehensive national agenda to increase driver awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. Recommendations from the Summit will form the basis of post-Summit activities, including development of a final report outlining an agenda for national, state, and local drowsy driving initiatives. In addition, NSF will provide the FTA with sufficient sets of Community Sleep Awareness Partners® "Sleep for Success" toolkits to be used at FTA fatigue workshops.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $73150.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Bellet, Vicki

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Sleep Foundation

      1522 K Street, N.W.
      Suite 500
      Washington, DC    20005
    • Principal Investigators:

      Drobnich, Darrell

    • Start Date: 20021000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030900
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8416

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459106
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DC-26-5024
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:56PM