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Drowsy Driving

Promoting awareness and reminding motorists to "Stay Awake, Stay Alive."
Know the Facts
Creating Safety and Awareness in New York State

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.

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Contact Information
Drowsy Driving Program Inquiries

Maureen Kozakiewicz
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