Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 29, 2013

DOT NTSB Gov Doc: Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired DrivingNTSB/SR-13/01, PB2013-106566, Notation 8482. Adopted May 14, 2013

“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 and recommendations culminate a year-long effort by the NTSB to thoroughly examine this problem and develop a set of targeted interventions. The recommendations include:

  • Reduce state BAC limits from 0.08 to 0.05 or lower
  • Increase use of high-visibility enforcement
  • Develop and deploy in-vehicle detection technology
  • Require ignition interlocks for all offenders
  • Improve use of administrative license actions
  • Target and address repeat offenders
  • Reinforce use and effectiveness of DWI courts.”

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