Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion.
Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.
Related Pages and Links
Policy Impact: Impaired Driving CDC supports efforts to strengthen policies related to preventing alcohol-impaired crash-related injuries and deaths.
CDC Feature Article: Drinking and Driving - A Threat to Everyone U.S. drivers got behind the wheel after drinking too much about 112 million times in 2010. Whenever anyone drives drunk, they put everyone on the road in danger. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.
CDC's Safe Driving Board on Pinterest Help spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving. Visit the CDC Safe Driving Pinterest board for ready-to-share graphics and social media content.