There are plenty of options for anyone who would like to know more
The American Automobile Association is a privat member organisation who provides a long range of services eg. roadside car service, travel services etc. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit, educational and research organization whose mision is to identify traffic safety problems, foster research, inform and educate. The AAA Foundation has since 1999 been focusing on the impact of drowsy driving and have latest in november 2010 released a major report, showing that drowsy driving is a bigger problem than currently perceived.
National Sleep Foundation (US)
A charity, the purpose of this scientific non-profit organisation is to provide information on the importance of getting enough sleep and the advantages of maintaining a healthy sleep rhythm so as to enhance the quality of life and improve safety among the population.
An independent organisation under the National Sleep Foundation, dedicated to combating drowsy driving in the USA. Collates knowledge, writes reports and creates educational materials and national campaigns, including Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. A very extensive website containing facts and good recommendations.
A private organisation, the purpose of which is to pass on knowledge about driving fatigue and hence to help reduce the number of accidents caused by driving when tired. The founder of Akilla® lost his father in an accident involving someone driving when tired in 2003.
Arrive Alive (ZA)
Provision of information on road traffic safety. This covers what motorists can do, car-related information, general advice, press coverage and information and statistics. Arrive Alive is also behind the Stay Alert – Stay Alive campaign which was very well publicised during the World Cup in 2010, as well as a blog about road traffic safety.
Department for Transport (UK)
The British Department for Transport is behind the information campaign THINK!, which provides information on driving fatigue, among other things. The purpose of this campaign is to reduce road traffic accidents by changing behaviour and attitudes among drivers, among other things.
There are hundreds of reports and scientific articles in our database which relate to sleep and driving. Many of them can be found on the websites we have linked to above. We feel the three reports are particularly relevant.
- Asleep at the Wheel: The Prevalence and Impact of Drowsy Driving (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2010)
- Fatigue (European Commission, 2009)
- Advanced Driver Fatigue Research (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2007)