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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Published Dec 7th 2018, 8:00am by Kaeli Gardner in Featured Articles

Every day, millions of people use America's roadways to drive to and from work, school, and social events.

Every day, millions of Americans depend on these roadways being safe so they may arrive at their destination.

Every day, lives are needlessly lost and irreparably altered by crashes involving drugs or alcohol. 

Tragically, in 2017, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related crashes in the United States, accounting for 29 percent of all traffic fatalities. But it doesn't matter what substance is used - or whether you are high, drunk, or stoned - driving while impaired is illegal, and will have devastating consequences. 

During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, the NHTSA will continue to raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. By educating our communities on the importance of driving sober, we can help avoid the loss of life, debilitating injuries, and unbearable heartache. 

We are asking you to join us in spreading this message to your friends, families, neighbors, and followers:

Every alcohol-related traffic death is 100 percent preventable, and every American has the ability to make responsible decisions and take measures to prevent impaired driving. 

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