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Back to School Brings Risks to Young Drivers; Traffic Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Death, Says National Road Safety Foundation
Date:9/3/2009

. Have a cup of coffee or caffeinated snacks and allow 30 minutes for the caffeine to enter the bloodstream. Don't drink alcohol or take medication.

"Drowsy driving poses a real risk to everyone on the road," Reich said. He cited a recent study that showed nearly one-third of all drivers have dozed at the wheel. "At highway speeds, dozing off for even three or four seconds can send you off the road and into a tree or out of your lane into oncoming traffic. Drowsy driving is, in our opinion, as dangerous as drunk driving."

NRSF recently released its latest free program, "No Way Back," which includes four video vignettes of young people who suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of traffic crashes.

Free copies of "No Way Back" and other NRSF programs on speed and aggression, drinking and driving, and drowsy driving can be ordered online or downloaded from The National Road Safety Foundation' website at www.nrsf.org. Multiple copies can be ordered, also free of charge, for use in classrooms and other group showings.

To see press release go to http://myprgenie.com/2434

Contact: David Reich, david@reichcommunications.com, 212 573-6000


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