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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.

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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.

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Related Pages and Links

CDC Vital Signs: Teen Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives. www.cdc.gov/vitalsignsTeen 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.

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CDC Vital Signs: Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk.  www.cdc.gov/vitalsignsDrinking 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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