NTSB Announces Drowsy Driving Forum

Panelists in the Oct. 21 event will discuss countermeasures that could reduce the risk of drowsy driving crashes.

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a forum Oct. 21 about the dangers of drowsy driving on the nation's roadways. The event, "Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

The forum will examine the risk factors for fatigue-related traffic crashes involving non-commercial vehicles. Board members and technical staffers 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 NTSB 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; it is free and open to the public and will be webcast at www.ntsb.gov.

More information about the forum, including the agenda, can be found at www.ntsb.gov/drowsydriving.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus