Drowsy Driving Press Conference
Nov. 10, 2009
Nationally, more than 100,000 students are involved with drowsy driving accidents each year. Within the last year, there were 23 fatalities in New York State caused by drowsy driving. The largest population impacted are individuals under the age of 25. Reasons for this include stress of college life, lack of adequate sleep, and poor overall health in regards to daily life styles.
Student members of Project Aware participated in a press conference to discuss the challenges faced by the college population in relation to drowsy driving. Speaking along side representatives from the New York State Traffic Authority and Department of Motor Vehicles, the peer educators identified the symptoms and coping strategies needed to help students with drowsy driving. Project Aware members encourage everyone to take drowsy driving and its consequences seriously. It is about more than falling asleep at the wheel; its about life and death.
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