Drowsy driving is risky driving behavior that puts drivers and passengers in danger. It is one of the 4 D’s of Impairment: Drugged, Drunk, Distracted and Drowsy.
In New York in 2017, “fatigue or drowsy driving” or “driver fell asleep” were factors in 2,337 police-reported personal injury and fatal crashes.
The national statistics are just as alarming: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 795 fatalities from drowsy driving related crashes in 2017. NHTSA estimates fatigue-related crashes resulting in injury or death cost society $109 billion annually, not including property damage.
Stay Informed Drowsy Driving Resources
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Highway Safety Program Representative
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, NY 12228