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