Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

NY's Partnership Against Drowsy Driving
National Sleep Awareness Week is
March 5 - 12, 2017

These radio announcements offer important safety messages about drowsy driving. Motor vehicle crashes caused by drowsy driving are most common for younger drivers and shift workers.

Transcripts

audio  Listen on-line!  High School Student :60 Radio PSA. MP3, 1,876K (English)
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"Are you a teen who has difficulty waking up in the morning? Do you tend to doze off during the day and sleep in almost every weekend? If you answered YES to these questions, then you're more likely to nod off or simply "zone out" while driving, even on the way to school or a friend's house. Teens need about nine hours of sleep, but on average get only 7 hours. Busy schedules, which may include parties, late-night studying, after-school jobs and sports can rob teens of needed sleep. The only way to drive alert is to be well rested. Before getting behind the wheel, remember you need more than eight hours of sleep every night. If you feel tired, let a friend drive or pull over to a safe spot and take a 20-minute nap. This message is brought to you by the New York's Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."

audio  Listen on-line!  High School Student :30 Radio PSA. MP3, 938K (English)
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"Parties, late-night studying, after-school jobs and sports rob teens of needed sleep. Before driving, remember you need more than eight hours of sleep every night. Without it you might doze off or zone out behind the wheel, even on the way to school or a friend's house. To avoid driving drowsy, get plenty of sleep. If you feel tired, let a friend drive or pull over to a safe spot and take a 20-minute nap. This message is brought to you by the New York's Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."

audio  Listen on-line!  Young Adult :60 Radio PSA. MP3, 1,860K (English)
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"Been pushing yourself lately - staying up to study? Working late hours? Last one to leave the club? Getting 5, even 6 hours of sleep isn't enough. Trying to catch up on all that lost sleep in one day won't help either. You need at least 8 hours of sleep before you get behind the wheel. If you don't get 8 hours, you're putting yourself and others in jeopardy every time you get behind the wheel of a car. Drivers under the age of 25 are involved in more than one-half of all crashes in which drivers have fallen asleep. The only sure way to drive alert is to be well rested. If you feel tired while driving, a 20-minute nap can help. Make sure to pull over in a safe place. On long trips, switch drivers. Make regular stops at rest areas, every 100 miles or 2 hours. If you've been drinking, don't drive. This message brought to you by the New York Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."

audio  Listen on-line!  Young Adult :30 Radio PSA. MP3, 925K (English)
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"Been pushing yourself lately? Staying up to study? Working late hours? Getting 5, even 6 hours of sleep isn't enough. You need at least 8 hours of sleep before you get behind the wheel. If you don't, you're putting yourself and others in jeopardy. Drivers under the age of 25 are involved in more than one-half of all crashes in which drivers have fallen asleep. The only sure way to drive alert is to be well rested. If you feel tired while driving, a 20-minute nap can help. Make sure to pull over in a safe place. This message brought to you by the New York Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."

audio  Listen on-line!  Shift Workers :60 Radio PSA. MP3, 1,865K (English)
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"Nurses, factory workers, police officers and others who work late at night, or on overnight or early morning shifts, are twice as likely to fall asleep at the wheel as people working regular daytime hours. Driving home after a shift can be a particularly dangerous time, as you may feel sleepy. Sleepiness slows your reaction time, decreases awareness, and impairs judgment, just like drugs or alcohol. Opening the car windows, using the air conditioner or turning up the radio will not help keep you awake. If you are beat after your shift, consider carpooling, taking the bus or a taxi, or even napping before getting behind the wheel. The only sure way to drive alert is to be well rested. It is important to keep a regular sleep schedule, even on your days off and weekends. This message is brought to you by the New York's Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."

audio  Listen on-line!  Shift Workers :30 Radio PSA. MP3, 943K (English)
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"Nurses, factory workers, police officers and others who work late at night, or on overnight or early morning shifts are twice as likely to fall asleep when driving as people working regular daytime hours. Working when your body wants to sleep means you are more likely to drive home tired. If you are beat after your shift, consider car-pooling or taking a 20-minute nap. This message is brought to you by the New York's Partnership Against Drowsy Driving."