Drunk Driving

Since the early 1980s, the number of alcohol-related fatalities on American roads has been following a steady downward trend, due in large part to effective public awareness and law enforcement campaigns. However, alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), twenty-eight people die in the United States every day as the result of an accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver, equating to an average of one death every fifty-one minutes or about ten thousand fatalities per year. In 2015, alcohol was a factor in 29 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States, including 16 percent of fatal crashes involving children age fourteen and younger. Beyond its human toll, alcohol-impaired...

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