IMPAIRED DRIVING (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs)
More than 16,000 people die every year in alcohol- and drug-related crashes. Every 53 minutes, someone is killed and every two minutes someone is injured. These are not accidents – they are violent crimes and should be referred to that way.To save more lives and reach the goal of reducing driving-related deaths, we must generate a greater nationwide urgency to stop death and injury on our nation’s roads. Drunk and drugged driving crashes account for more than one million injuries and $45 billion in medical- and damage-related costs to society every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The good news is that impaired driving is completely preventable and can be averted in many ways. Browse through the links below to learn more and to find ways you can address impaired driving in your community.