LTRA Topics . . .
Video Link to Tom Callaghy’s Story:
National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Memorials and Testimonials:
LTRA Facebook Page:
Go Right to the Sources . . .
We encourage you to learn much more about the widespread problem of drowsy driving, so we have listed a number of direct links to research articles and statistics. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, but it can provide a solid foundation to obtain more details and additional information. Please search for “DROWSY DRIVING” as needed.
NSF Drowsy Driving Page:
Home Page for NSF:
American Academy of Sleep Medicine:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
NHTSA Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness:
American Automobile Association (AAA):
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM):
Loyola University Health System:
How Sleep Works
Why You Can’t Skimp on Sleep When Roadtripping
Tips for Sleep-Deprived Today Show Host
Groups at Highest Risk . . .
Although drowsy driving can happen to anyone who is not well rested and alert, statistics show that some groups have greater chances of being involved in drowsy-driving incidents: shift workers, including medical personnel and those who work multiple jobs; young drivers, especially males; and truck drivers. For those of us who participate in canine performance events, our travel habits can sometimes simulate those of a shift worker or truck driver. We may be sleep deprived and may have to drive early morning/late evening/overnight or drive a long distance and arrive at a specified time with minimal time for breaks.
NHTSA “Wake Up and Get Some Sleep” Campaign:
AASM News Archive:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Teen Driver Source:
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