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Monday, July 04, 2011

Drunk Driving Is a Deadly Problem This Fourth of July

The goal is to educate people about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Research from NHTSA shows that for every 48 minutes at least one person is dying in United States because of the impaired-driving.

Buzzed Driving is drunk drivingOn this 4th of july it is the duty of Local Organization, along with other highway safety, community, health and law enforcement officials to remind everyone that

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin.

During the July 4th holiday, alcohol is a major factor in fatal crashes

  • Motor vehicle traffic crashes killed 410 people during 4th of July holiday period in 2009.


  • Of that number, 40 percent involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.


  • Alcohol-impaired-driving crashes killed 10,839 people in 2009, accounting for 32 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.


  • Beware: the rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2009 was four times higher at night than during the day.

Impaired Driving creates serious consequences

Skills for safe driving including judgment, concentration, comprehension, coordination, visual acuity and reaction time will be impaired because of the alcohol consumption.


Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal in every state. Still many people ignore the law.


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According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, more than 1.44 million people were arrested for DUIduring 2009.


Not only you are killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be really significant.


Remember: Buzzed Driving is drunk driving. Don’t drink and drive.
For more information, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.


View our featured article on Distracted Driving which tells you in detail about the Campaign tools on distracted driving, three key elements to decrease distracted driving, researches made on distracted driving etc...

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