Bill Named in Honor of Tallahassee Girl Signed into Law

Governor Charlie Crist held a ceremonial singing for the RonShay Dugans Act Monday in Orlando.
Tuesday, representatives from the Tallahassee Police Department, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the bill's sponsor, Representative Alan Williams are speaking at a press conference about the law's importance .
The law enforcement agencies plan to launch awareness campaigns about the dangers of driving drowsy.
8 year old Ronshay died in September, 2008 when a cement truck crashed into her school bus in Tallahassee.
Reports say the truck driver was driving while fatigued.
The new law designates the first week of September as Drowsy Driver Awareness Week.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 100 thousand automobile crashes a year are caused by drowsy drivers.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    Another stupid law on the books. It does nothing. To those who want to bash me, tell me what it does? "Promotes Awareness", thats all.
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