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Drowsy driving and automobile crashes : report and recommendations.
C 37161 [electronic version only]
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research NCSDR / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness.
Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Transportation DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, 1998, VIII + 30 p., 118 ref.; DOT HS 808 707

Samenvatting This report outlines the biology of human sleep and sleepiness which physiologically underlies crash risk; common characteristics of crashes related to drowsy driving and sleepiness; risks for crashes attributed to drowsy driving; population groups at highest risks; and effective countermeasures used to prevent drowsy driving and related crashes. In addition to summarizing what is known - and what remains unknown - from sleep and highway safety research, the report also presents the panel's recommendations for the highest priority target audiences and message points for the NCSDR/NHTSA educational campaign. (Author/publisher)
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