“One of the deadliest and most often committed – yet preventable – of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.”
Every day, about 37 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes — that’s one person every 39 minutes.
In 2021, 13,384 people were killed in alcohol impaired driving traffic crashes.
In 2021, drunk driving accounted for 31% of traffic crash fatalities.
Those are the highlights of recent data released from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that revealed that impaired driving is on the rise.
Governors Highway Safety Association’s Annual Meeting
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