Stony Brook University, New York, has launched a new website: StopDrowsyDriving.org.
The website was created by faculty members from Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management and funded with grants by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and the National Road Safety Foundation.
StopDrowsyDriving.org is dedicated to improving roadway safety by reducing the incidence of drowsy driving through education and research. The goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving, help individuals realize their own level of sleepiness, and promote healthy strategies to reduce drowsy driving in New York State.
Site visitors can take the Epworth Sleepiness Assessment. The ultimate goal is to have participants make positive changes in their sleep health, reducing the likelihood of falling asleep at the wheel, and decrease the number of crashes due to drowsy driving.