High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat
Alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all U.S. motor vehicle deaths in 2018, the lowest percentage since 1982 when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began reporting alcohol data. This was sparked by a 3.6 percent decrease in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities from 2017 to 2018 (National Center for Statistics & Analysis [NCSA], 2019). Thanks to the efforts of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), NHTSA in partnership with State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and state and local law enforcement, as well as Responsibility.org, Students Against Destructive Decisions, the National Safety Council, and many other organizations, the nation’s roadways have become safer.
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