December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Impaired driving continues to be the most deadliest crime nation wide. The President has named December as national drunk and drugged driving prevention month to raise awareness about the hazards of driving under the influence.

According to CDC statistics, every day, 36 people in the Nation die, and approximately 700 additional people are injured, in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives.

In 2006, 13,470 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (32%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
In one year, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost about $51 billion a year. (source CDC)

For the Presidential Proclamation– National Impaired Driving Prevention Month:
see http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/01/presidential-proclamation-national-impaired-driving-prevention-month