DRUNK AND IMPAIRED DRIVING – PROMOTING POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE AS A MEANS OF PREVENTION

Every year, over 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents in the United States. That’s an average of about 1 person per hour. And hundreds of thousands of others are injured in alcohol-related car accidents. Annually, the monetary cost of DWI car crashes rings up to a staggering $37 billion. Similar, other controlled substances, such as illegal drugs, are a factor in almost 18% of car drivers deaths.

We have come a long way since the first drunk driving laws were established as early as 1907. But clearly, drunk and impaired driving is still a major issue affecting our country today and it requires discussion.

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DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

Drunk driving in the United States takes a life every 45 minutes, and changes forever the lives of those left behind. Despite decades of driver education that makes these consequences clear, thousands of Americans continue to selfishly choose to drive under the influence. Whether or not the driver is criminally prosecuted, victims of drunk driving […]

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