From The National Safety Council:

Drunk Driving


Alcohol is a factor in 6% of all traffic crashes, and over 40% of all fatal crashes.

 

 





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Every 30 minutes someone dies in an alcohol-related crash. Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes killed over 17,000 people in 2005 alone (latest figures available). Alcohol is a factor in 6% of all traffic crashes, and over 40% of all fatal crashes.

  • If you are drinking, do not drive. If you plan to drink, designate a non-drinking driver.
  • Support the strengthening and vigorous enforcement of impaired-driving laws. These laws save lives.
  • Your best defense against a drunk driver is wearing your safety belt.

Information and recommendations are compiled from sources believed to be reliable. The National Safety Council makes no guarantee as to and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.