a not-for-profit public education campaign against drowsy driving
January 1: Happy New Year!
Resolve to get more rest in 2020!
February 29: Leap into . . . bed! Give yourself the chance to ease into the upcoming time change by going to sleep a little earlier each night. Set up reminders on your calendar ahead of time.
March 8: Daylight Saving Time begins.
This weekend, when we lose an hour of sleep, is traditionally a time when the number of drowsy-driving accidents is much higher. For at least the whole week after the clocks spring forward, our bodies are still adjusting. Don’t overload your schedule. Make a wise choice to place a priority on getting proper rest.
March 10-16: National Sleep Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation. This year’s week-long “Begin with Sleep” campaign will provide valuable information about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety.
Throughout the year: Look for LTRA at large and local dog events and at some training facilities. We offer audio book libraries for exhibitors to use to help stay alert while driving to and from events and training classes. We often distribute free materials, including decals and wrist bands. We encourage you all to visit your local public libraries and online resources to explore their vast collections of audio books. Make it a habit to have audio books as your driving companions. It’s a fun and safe way to travel.
March 13: World Sleep Day, hosted by the World Sleep Society, is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects, and driving. Their motto: Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.
April 1: This is the 19th anniversary of the drowsy-driving accident that took Jane Callaghy’s life in 2001. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed.
November 1: Daylight Saving Time Ends. Days grow shorter, and we often spend more time driving in the dark. Stay alert and well rested to deal with more challenging commutes.
November 1-8: National Drowsy Driving Awareness Week, sponsored annually by the National Sleep Foundation during the first week of November, highlights prevalent and preventable accidents.