WASHINGTON –The National Transportation Safety Board today announced that it will hold a one-day forum to explore the prevalence, impact, and dangers of drowsy driving on our nation's roadways. The event, "Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving," will be held on October 21, 2014, in Washington, DC.
"Awake, Alert, Alive" will take an in-depth look at the risk factors for fatigue-related traffic crashes involving noncommercial vehicles. Board members and technical staff will question panelists on factors such as workplace issues, health issues, and special concerns relating to young drivers. Forum panelists will also discuss countermeasures that could reduce the risk of drowsy driving crashes.
"Many people drive drowsy without realizing how dangerous it can be," said Acting Chairman Christopher Hart. "If we are going to prevent future fatalities and injuries, we must identify and address the root causes of drowsy driving."
The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington D.C. The forum is free and open to the public. In addition, the forum can be viewed via webcast here
.Additional information about the forum including the agenda can be found on the forum website