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National Drunk Drugged Driving Prevention Month 2023


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Navigating the Roads Safely: Your Ultimate Guide to National Drunk Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Welcome to National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month – December 2023, a crucial time to champion road safety and make responsible choices during the festive season. As we embark on this journey, let’s explore actionable tips backed by science and statistics, ensuring a joyous celebration while keeping our roads safe. Sober up, buckle up America, and let’s dive into these essential guidelines.

1. Plan Ahead for a Carefree Celebration:

Before donning your party attire, take a moment to plan your transportation. Whether it’s a trusted friend, rideshare app, or public transit, having a plan in place significantly reduces the risk of impaired driving incidents. According to the CDC, those who plan are less likely to find themselves in dangerous situations on the road.

2.Designate a Sober Hero:

Be the hero of your own story by designating a sober driver. This simple act not only ensures your safety but contributes to the broader effort to reduce accidents. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics underscore the impact of designated drivers in preventing alcohol-related incidents.

3.Ride Into the Future with Rideshare Services:

Embrace the convenience of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. These modern solutions play a pivotal role in keeping our roads safe. Research indicates that areas with prevalent rideshare services witness a significant decrease in DUI incidents.

4.Knowledge is Your Shield: Medication and Driving:

Arm yourself with knowledge about the medications you’re taking and their potential effects on driving. When in doubt, choose not to drive. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights the importance of understanding medication impacts on cognitive functions.

5.Host Responsibly, Celebrate Safely:

If you’re playing host, ensure a safe environment by providing non-alcoholic options and keeping an eye on your guests’ alcohol consumption. Responsible hosting not only enhances the celebration but also reduces the risk of impaired driving accidents. Your efforts align with recommendations from the NHTSA.

6.Cheers to Responsible Celebrations:

Encourage friends and family to celebrate responsibly. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reveals a direct correlation between responsible drinking habits and a decrease in alcohol-related incidents.

7.Navigate the City Lights with Public Transportation:

Where available, embrace the convenience of public transportation. Cities with robust transit systems often report lower DUI rates. Let public transit be your reliable ally in reaching your destination safely.

9.Join the Movement: Support Community Initiatives:

Become an advocate for change by participating in local prevention events and initiatives. Studies conducted by the NHTSA emphasize the positive impact of community involvement in reducing impaired driving incidents.

10.Be the Guardian: Recognize Signs of Impairment:

As you navigate the roads, be vigilant. Recognizing signs of impairment in yourself and others allows for quick intervention, preventing potential accidents. AAA studies underscore the effectiveness of such swift actions.

11.Ignition Interlock Devices: A Key to Safer Roads:

Support the use of ignition interlock devices for those with DUI convictions. These devices, recommended by the CDC, play a crucial role in reducing repeat offenses, and making our roads safer for everyone.

In conclusion, let’s make this National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month a milestone in road safety. Sober up, buckle up America, and let’s celebrate responsibly, ensuring a season filled with joy, love, and most importantly, safety on the roads.

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All the Data Given below are to create awareness of Drunk and Drugged Driving.

Let’s Understand How bad the Drunk-Driving and Let’s be Sober while Driving!

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  • Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes.
  • Every 45 minutes, One person dies in drunk-driving crashes in the United States.
  • In 2020, 11,654 Deaths from Drunk-Driving Crashes.
  •  Drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations.08 g/dL or higher are responsible for around 30% of all traffic crash fatalities, in the United States.
  • 56% of the drivers involved in crashes, causing serious injury and death, tested positive for at least one drug (Based on studied trauma centers, Oct-Dec 2020).
  • The Nationwide use rate of seat belts was 90.4% in 2021, indicating that many Americans are aware of their potential for saving lives.
  • 51% of the 23,824 passengers who died in passenger vehicles in 2020 were not wearing seat belts, an increase of 4% from the previous year.
  • In 2020, it was known that 57% of passengers aged 13 and 14 who died in crashes were not restrained.
  • In 2017, 14,955 lives were saved by seat belt use in passenger vehicles.
  • 11,258 persons were killed by speeding in 2020.
  • Most accidents occur within 25 miles of the Home.
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  • Car accidents are the biggest cause of mortality for teenagers, and approximately one-quarter of fatal accidents involve an underage drinking driver.
  • A BAC of.01 g/dL or greater was present in 29% of 15 to 20-year-old drivers who died in collisions in 2020.
  • According to NHTSA estimates, from 1975 to 2017, minimum drinking age regulations prevented 31,959 fatalities.
  • The age categories of 21 to 24 and 25 to 34 had the largest percentages of drunk drivers (those with BACs of.08 g/dL or higher) in 2020.

Drunk Driving Deaths by State


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  • 5,268 motorbike riders lost their lives in road accidents in 2020. 1,436 (27%) of the motorcycle riders had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 g/dL or above.
  • When compared to other vehicle categories, motorcycle drivers involved in fatal collisions had the greatest rate (27%) of drunk drivers.
  • In 2020, 35% of fatal motorcycle accidents involved drunk riders aged 45 to 49.

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