Drunk Driving

Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes — that’s one person every 50 minutes.

Drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.

Most people think they are good to drive a few hours after they have consumed drinks. Our new training tool demonstrates how your blood alcohol level can remain elevated long after you have stopped drinking.

Impaired driving occurs when a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle has been compromised by alcohol or drugs. Research indicates concentration, judgment and reaction time can be affected after one drink.

— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council