NSF Launches NEW Online Drowsy Driving Memorial and Testimonial Site in Support of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Memorials for lost loved ones; Stories of lives changed forever

Oct 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Sleep Foundation

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being
 issued by National Sleep Foundation:
     What:  The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) debuts Drowsy Driving Memorials
            and Testimonials, a site for tributes to individuals whose lives
            have been permanently affected by a drowsy driving crash, and for
            preserving the memory of those lost.
            The memorials/testimonials site is a component of the newly
            redesigned http://www.DrowsyDriving.org.  DrowsyDriving.org offers
            extensive resources about drowsy driving prevention including
            public policy, fact sheets, human interest stories, news features
            and online communities.
     Why:   The launch of the memorials/testimonials site is an integral
            element of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week(TM) (DDPW), the nation's
            first-ever campaign to raise awareness among young drivers and
            their families of the dangers of driving while drowsy. DDPW begins
            November 5 and continues through November 11, 2007.
            Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United
            States. Alcohol is often a factor in fatal crashes involving young
            people, but sleepiness also plays a significant role.  This year's
            launch of DDPW targets young drivers, but is a call to action for
            everyone on the road to understand the hazards of driving while
            sleepy.  Learning about drowsy driving prevention WILL save lives
            and make the roadways safer for all Americans.
     When:  The Drowsy Driving Memorials and Testimonials site launches
            October 18, 2007.  Visitors may begin to submit memorials, tributes
            and photos immediately.
     Where: View and submit memorials, tributes and photos at
     How:   Visitors may view the tributes and memorials submitted by others,
            or submit ones of their own. They may also visit the drowsy driving
            video gallery, join an online community, access grief services, and
            learn about ways to recognize and prevent drowsy driving.

SOURCE National Sleep Foundation