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Notice to Readers: National Labor Day Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown --- August 21--September 7, 2009

In 2007, a total of 12,998 persons died in motor-vehicle crashes in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol concentration of >0.08 g/dL, above the legal limit for drivers in the United States. These alcohol-impaired--driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all motor-vehicle traffic fatalities in 2007 (1).

During August 21--September 7, 2009, the national Labor Day enforcement crackdown, "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest." will be conducted. Coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this campaign combines high-visibility enforcement of laws against alcohol-impaired driving with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity. A program planner, which includes sample public service announcements, media tool kits, and program guidance is available at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov. Additional information regarding evidence-based strategies to reduce alcohol-impaired driving is available from CDC at http://www.thecommunityguide.org/mvoi/aid/index.html.

Reference

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic safety facts, 2007 data: alcohol-impaired driving. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 2008. DOT HS 810 985. Available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/810985.pdf.

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Date last reviewed: 8/13/2009

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