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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a state of sleepiness that impairs driving ability through decreased reaction time, vigilance, attentional capacity, and information processing ability. UMTRI researchers are interested in understanding the characteristics of drowsiness-related crashes in order to develop programs and technology to reduce the frequency of these crashes. Research methods include analysis of crash databases and instrumented vehicles.

Recent Publications

Drowsy driving among older adults a literature review.
Nicole Zanier, David W. Eby, J. Todd Arnedt, Lisa J. Molnar, Anita Shelgikar, Renee St. Louis, Toni Antonucci, James S. Jackson, Jacob Nelson, Lindsay Ryan, Jacqui Smith

report M-CASTL 2010-04

The goals of this literature review are to better understand the risk factors associated with drowsy driving, particularly those...