PANEL 1: Introduction and Scope of the Problem
This session will orient participants with definitions of drowsy driving, the varying etiologies of fatigue/drowsiness, and fatigue's known effects on performance. It will also present recent research on the prevalence and impact of drowsy driving on traffic crashes and fatalities.
PANEL 2: Workplace Issues
This session will look at how workplace policies and practices can affect the safety of employees who commute to work or for whom driving is a part of their work assignment.
Stephanie Pratt, PhD
Coordinator, Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthPresentationDavid Flower, MD, FRCP, FFOM, FACOEM
Senior Health Director, BP InternationalPresentationJohn Violanti, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University at Buffalo, SUNYPresentation
PANEL 3: Concerns for Novice Drivers
This session will address risks associated with young drivers, a high-risk group for drowsy driving crashes. Topics will include educating youth about sleep needs, educating novice drivers, graduated licensing with nighttime restrictions, community-based programs, and drowsy driver awareness messages.
PANEL 4: Health Issues
This session will address some of the health-related risk factors associated with drowsy driving and countermeasures that could mitigate risk due to those factors. The primary focus of the session will be sleep disorders and use of medications associated with sleepiness.
Maurice Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD
Chief, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, Stanford UniversityPresentationIndira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania PresentationRonald Farkas, MD, PhD,
Lead Medical Officer, Division of Neurology Products, Food and Drug Administration Presentation
Panel 5: In-Vehicle and Roadway Factors
This session will provide an overview of in-vehicle technologies–currently available or under development–designed to mitigate drowsy driving and drowsy driving-related crashes. It will also consider the efficacy and user acceptance of in-vehicle systems, as well as roadway factors (e.g., rumble strips, rest areas) designed to address drowsy driving.
Director, Bosch Chassis Systems Control, BoschPresentationChris Monk, PhD,
Chief, Human Factors/Engineering Integration Division, National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationPresentationPeter Savolainen, PhD, PE,
Associate Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State UniversityPresentation
Panel 6: Consideration of Countermeasures and Future Directions
The final session will be a facilitated panel discussion about various countermeasures that, if implemented, could lead to a reduction in drowsy driving crashes. Leaders from the fatigue and traffic safety community will present remarks during the final session about the needed next steps to reduce the incidence of noncommercial drowsy driving crashes.
Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP
Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolJacob Nelson, MPH, MPP,
Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, AAA National OfficeAllan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., PhD,
John Miclot Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of PennsylvaniaStephen M. Popkin, PhD,
Director, Safety Management and Human Factors, Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center
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