Holidays and Drunk Drivers

OK - no judgments about drinking... many do, and many do even more so during the Holidays, but don't get behind the wheel! Hitch a ride, take a cab, walk, or stay put!

WINTER EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT PACKIn the United States, motor  vehicle crashes are in the top 10 causes of death for people aged 1-54, and  over 30,000 people are killed in crashes each year. In 2013, crash death  resulted in $44 billion in medical and work loss costs. Learn more about the Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths.

During the Holidays, DD rates soar. So do drinking related motor vehicle deaths. It's bad enough that we all have to consider Winter Driving Safety Issues, why make it worse with impaired senses and reaction times?

Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets

Drunk-DrivingFind state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day.

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher (i.e., drunk drivers) are considered alcohol-impaired by law. Thanks to dedicated efforts, rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related fatal crashes have gone down in recent years. Still, drunk drivers got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010. Learn more about effective interventions for reducing and preventing drunk driving.

 

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