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Nevada Awarded $15,000 Grant to Support Drowsy Driving Prevention Efforts

In May, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) announced that Nevada was one of four states receiving a grant to educate law enforcement and communities on drowsy driving. This November, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety provided training for law enforcement through the Joining Forces Program at the Drowsy Driving Summit hosted in Reno. Officers obtained an understanding of the science behind drowsy driving and the skills needed to recognize drowsy driving behavior. Officers will educate the public on the seriousness of this issue and collect comprehensive data for future discussion. Information will be distributed during traffic stops with fliers. Information provided to commercial truck drivers will include a coupon for a free coffee.