Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is a bigger problem than you think. Especially when you consider that fatalities from crashes involving impaired drivers are preventable. In 2014, over 1.1 million people were arrested for driving under the influence, nearly 300,000 people were injured in impaired driving related crashes, and an estimated 10,000 people died in crashes that involved an impaired driver.

AAA recognizes that while reductions in impaired driving have been made, much more can be done to reduce alcohol and drug-related crashes, injuries and deaths.  Working together to resolve this crisis is a shared responsibility.  AAA is dedicated to promoting driver safety through education and advocacy.

You can be a hero by choosing not to drive impaired.  Watch this PSA created by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

 

Who’s at risk when a driver under the influence crashes? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver is fatally injured 64 percent of the time, followed by the passenger of the impaired driver (15%), occupants of other vehicles (12%), and non-occupants which include pedestrians and bicyclists (8%).

Share the video and infographics to raise awareness about the issue. By working together, we can end impaired driving.

More information about the impaired driving campaign can be found here: www.endimpaireddriving.org