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Impaired Driving

photo: man holding a drink handing over his car keysEvery 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.


Effects of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

BAC Levels chartThe more alcohol you consume, the more impaired you become. 

Learn how your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) affects your ability to drive.


Related Pages and Links

CDC Vital Signs: Teen Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives. Drinking and Driving - A Dangerous Mix

October 2012

The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991, but more can be done.


CDC Vital Signs: Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk. and Driving - A Threat to Everyone

October 2011

US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010.



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