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National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month --- December 2002

December has been designated by Presidential proclamation as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D Month). 3D Month is supported by public- and private-sector organizations committed to preventing crashes caused by impaired driving. A total of 17,448 alcohol-related traffic fatalities occurred in 2001 (1); 86% (14,933) of these fatalities involved drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists with blood alcohol concentrations >0.08 g/dL, the level that most states use to define intoxication. A 3D Month program planner, which contains sample

public-service announcements, media tool kits, and program guidance for conducting the first-ever, 3-week "You Drink & Drive, You Lose" national mobilization, is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at


  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic safety facts 2001: alcohol. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2002 (publication no. DOT-HS-809-470).

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