TOP 10 REASONS WHY RUSTY’S WAS A CLASSIC DROWSY DRIVING CRASH
TOP REASONS RUSTY’S WAS A CLASSIC DROWSY DRIVING CRASH 10. Single Car 9. Lone Occupant 8. No Evidence of Evasive Maneuvers Skid Marks, Reduced Speed 7. Car Hits Stationary Object 6. High speed/Passenger Ejected 5. Late night or early morning
TOP REASONS RUSTY’S WAS A CLASSIC DROWSY DRIVING CRASH 4. He had not slept in 30 hours. 3. He kept falling asleep. 2. He was active, excited, preoccupied 1. No priors: he thought he was invulnerable.
YOUR DROWSY SITUATION Describe your drowsy (driving) situation and what you and others did. What warning signs were missed? What could you or others have done to better protect yourself?
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DROWSINESS Create a Positive Sleep Environment Sleep at regularly scheduled times Nap before a long or late drive Pay attention to warning signs Use effective in-car and lifestyle interventions Drive with a passenger who keeps you alert, monitors your performance and can share the drive
MANAGE YOUR SLEEP DEBT Total Debt ________ Payback ________ _________________ Hours Sleep _______ Best Times _______ Adjustments _______ __________________ 12pm 6am 12am 6pm Weekend Weekday 12pm 6am 12am 6pm
Create a Pre-Drive Check-List Manage Your Sleep Debt Physical Activity/ Fatigue Plan Your Nutrition Watch for Warning Signs Personal Interven- tions Monitor Your Perfor- mance Emotions Stress Level Competing Needs Plan Your Trip Get a Passenger Is there an alternative to driving? Your Circadian Downtime
KEVIN’S DAD Her mistake was in not recognizing that she was impaired. She’s going to have to live with that for the rest of her life.
MAGGIE’S LAW I guess “not guilty” doesn’t mean innocent. He broke every rule in the book, but he didn’t break the law. Because there wasn’t a law. But there is now.
MAGGIE’S LAW Should people be held accountable for falling asleep at the wheel? Pre-Segment Debate
MAGGIE’S LAW Alcohol is easier to measure than sleep as a causal factor in crashes. How should the law treat sleep-impaired drivers? Is the public adequately informed? What can we do to minimize personal and public risk? Maggie’s Law makes it a felony to kill someone while driving drowsy. Teaching Points
What are commonalities between sleep- and alcohol-impairment? Legally and socially, are sleep-impaired drivers treated the same as alcohol-impaired drivers? Do they share the same responsibilities? How do you intervene with a sleepy driver? Discussion
MAGGIE’S LAW How does the choice to drive drowsy affect the victim? Their family?
KEVIN’S DAD Is drinking-induced impairment a more serious crime than fatigue-related impairment? Which type of impairment is harder to measure? Are the results any different for others on the road? Pre-Segment Debate
Moot Court Procedure Attorneys for Petitioner (the person already charged, with a judgment against them) Attorneys for Respondent (the State) Judges The Players
Moot Court Procedure Attorneys for Petitioner argue 5 minutes (2 attorneys) Q&A 3 minutes (one other attorney) Attorneys for Respondent argue 5 minutes (2) Q&A 3 minutes (one other attorney) Judges deliberate The Hearing
Moot Court Procedure Judges review: Strongest arguments by Petitioners Strongest arguments by Respondents The decision and how it was developed The Ruling
Moot Court Procedure Questions for Petitioner Questions for Respondents Evidence in this case Justice rules in favor of the: The Judge’s Preparation Sheet
Moot Court Procedure Good morning, Your Honor. May it please the Court. My name is:___. I represent the Petitioner. Your Honor, would you like a brief recitation of the facts of the case? Your Honor, the issue is now clear. I respectfully request that summary judgment be granted in the Petitioner’s favor. The Petitioner’s Preparation Sheet
Moot Court Procedure Good morning, Your Honor. May it please the Court. My name is:___. I represent the Respondent. Your Honor, would you like a brief recitation of the facts of the case? Your Honor, the issue is now clear. I respectfully request that summary judgment be granted in the Respondent’s favor. The Respondent’s Preparation Sheet
Moot Court Procedure Grade:_____. ___ I decide in favor of the Respondent ___ I decide in favor of the Petitioner The fact or argument that most helped me make up my mind was __________ because _________________________ You be the Judge - Decision