A Drowsy Driving Prevention event will be held at Stony Brook on Monday, March 11, to help raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving and highlight the unique curriculum developed by faculty sleep experts from Stony Brook University.

The Stony Brook event — which will be held at 11 am in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B — is the kick off for two similar programs that will be held at SUNY Albany and SUNY Buffalo. It is free to attend and open to the public.

“There is a national trend to raise awareness and educate the public on the effects of drowsy driving,” said Russell Rozensky, Director of the Stony Brook University Polysomnographic Technology Program. “Some people don’t give it a second thought, however it is quickly becoming a major health crisis.”