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Maryland: Asleep at the Wheel

January 4, 2009



In an Editorial in the Washington Post, Professor Charles A. Czeisler argues that the state of Maryland "erred egregiously in declaring that drowsy drivers who cause fatal crashes are not grossly negligent."

"Nineteen-year-old Candy Lynn Baldwin admitted to The Post and to Maryland police last Aug. 10 that she fell asleep at the wheel on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge about 4 a.m., drifting into oncoming traffic and sending truck driver John R. Short Sr., 57, careening off the bridge to his death. Baldwin..."

read the full editorial in the Washington Post.



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