NTSB – Safety Report on Eliminating Impaired Driving

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 15, 2013

“On May 14, 2013, the 25th anniversary of our nation’s deadliest drunk-driving crash, which killed 24 children and three adults in Carrollton, Ky., the NTSB’s five-member board voted unanimously to issue bold recommendations to help the United States reach zero and eliminate alcohol-impaired driving. Bold steps are needed: On average, every hour, one person dies in a crash involving a drunk driver and 20 more people are injured, including three with debilitating injuries. That adds up quickly to yearly totals of nearly 10,000 deaths, 27,000 lives forever altered and another 146,000 injured. The safety report, Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving, and recommendations culminate a year-long effort by the NTSB to thoroughly examine this problem and develop a set of targeted interventions.”

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