Alcohol-Impaired Driving Continues to Drop

Alcohol-impaired driving, sometimes called drunk driving, continues to drop in the United States, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Alcohol-impaired driving declined 2.4% between 2007 and 2008; it dropped 12.7%, or over one-eighth, between 2002 and 2008.

These declines represent significant progress, but we must continue the momentum. The links listed below provide both information and solutions to the problem of impaired driving and the resulting traffic crashes, injuries and deaths it can cause.

 

Reference:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434). Rockville, MD.

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