Status: Baseline only
Reduce the rate of vehicular crashes that are due to drowsy driving
Baseline: 2.8 vehicular crashes per 100,000,000 miles traveled involved drowsy driving in 2017
Target: 2.2 vehicular crashes per 100,000,000 miles traveled
Data Source: Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), DOT/NHTSA
Many people have fallen asleep while driving, and drowsy driving leads to tens of thousands of accidents and related injuries every year in the United States. Treating conditions like sleep apnea and using other strategies to make sure people get enough sleep can help reduce motor vehicle crashes due to drowsy driving.
Workgroup: Sleep Health Workgroup