Home Page About Us Contribute

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk



Escort, Inc.





Tweets by @CrittendenAuto








GM Icons
By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers


American Government

Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
October 6, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 193 (Tuesday, October 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 60435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25376]



[[Page 60435]]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0097]


Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is 
announcing a meeting that will be held in Washington, DC on November 4-
5, 2015 to kick off a new national drowsy driving initiative. The NHTSA 
Drowsy Driving Forum will include presentations and discussions on a 
number of topics, including problem identification and measurement of 
drowsy driving, public awareness and education, public and corporate 
policy, vehicle technology, and balancing the needs for research and 
action. Attendance at the meeting is limited to invited participants 
because of space limitations of the DOT Conference Center. However, the 
meeting will be available for live public viewing on the NHTSA Web site 
(www.nhtsa.gov). Remote viewers will be able to submit questions online 
to the forum moderators.

DATES: The meeting will be held on November 4th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. and on November 5th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Conference Center of the 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. J. Stephen Higgins, Telephone: 
202-366-3976; email address: james.higgins@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During National Drowsy Driving Prevention 
Week NHTSA will host a forum to launch a new national drowsy driving 
initiative. The NHTSA Drowsy Driving Forum will begin with an 
introduction by NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, followed by a 
presentation of the new NHTSA Drowsy Driving Plan addressing priorities 
for research, safety programs, and vehicle technology. The forum will 
also include panels focusing on problem identification and measurement 
of drowsy driving, public awareness and education, public and corporate 
policy, vehicle technology, and balancing the needs for research and 
action.
    Invited participants will include representatives with expertise a 
number of topic areas including the sleep sciences, traffic safety, and 
public health, as well as from diverse organizations including advocacy 
groups, industry, state government, and other Federal Agencies.
    NHTSA will use this forum to discuss research and program 
objectives, consider priority public policy needs, stimulate 
connections between diverse stakeholders, and identify core public 
education needs to address the risks, consequences and countermeasures 
related to drowsy driving. Addressing the risks of drowsy driving is a 
top priority for this Administration.
    Workshop Procedures. NHTSA will conduct the meeting informally. 
Thus, technical rules of evidence will not apply. The workshop will 
consist of presentations and panels. Each panel will have two short 
presentations, a roundtable discussion among the panel members, and 
questions from the other participants and from remote web viewers to be 
discussed by the meeting participants.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 30182; 23 U.S.C. 403.

    Issued on: September 30, 2015.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2015-25376 Filed 10-5-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute