Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 1144 By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Smith 596-03692-10 20101144c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to driving safety; creating the 3 “Ronshay Dugans Act”; designating Drowsy Driving 4 Prevention Week; encouraging the Department of Highway 5 Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Department of 6 Transportation to educate the law enforcement 7 community and the public about the relationship 8 between fatigue and driving performance; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Ronshay Dugans 14 Act.” 15 Section 2. (1) The first week of September is designated as 16 “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week” in this state. 17 (2) During Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, the Department 18 of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Department of 19 Transportation are encouraged to educate the law enforcement 20 community and the public about the relationship between fatigue 21 and driving performance and the research showing fatigue to be 22 as much of an impairment as alcohol and as dangerous while 23 operating a motor vehicle. 24 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.