According to the Centers for Disease Control, 36 people die each day in the United States and approximately 700 more are injured, in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. More than $51 billion is spent annually for alcohol-related crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Suggests ways to prevent impaired driving:
• Increase seat belt use;
• Implement graduated driver licensing for young drivers
(3 stage process for full license);
• Reduce teen access to alcohol and illegal drugs; and
• Promote drug and alcohol free activities and social events.
For further information, go to: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ OR http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/drving.htm