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November 9, 2017

Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week 

Olympia – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Nov. 5-12 as “Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week,” and the Washington State Patrol is offering drowsy driving prevention tips.

Nationwide, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year with 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. From 2011–2015, there were 64 fatal collisions and 308 serious injury collisions investigated where a drowsy driver was involved in Washington.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the top risk groups for drowsy driving are young people...

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