Driver fatigue, sometimes referred to as "drowsy driving," is a serious safety issue on our roads. Mark R. Rosekind, the administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is devoting a considerable amount of time to this issue. Addressing this issue requires contributions of business, science and politics.
Like so many other accidents, the important thing to remember regarding accidents involving driver fatigue is that such accidents are preventable. Rosekind is motivated in reducing preventable accidents in part because of own his personal experience. When Rosekind was still a child, his father who was a motorcycle officer died due to another driver running a red light. "I have been touched personally by the tragedy and share that. In 2013, the number of lives lost on our roadways was 32,710, and while that number is coming down, it is still unacceptably high."