This year s announcement included a special focus on the victims of drunk driving, as NHTSA data show that every three hours in the United States, a drunk-driving
crash claims the life of someone who was not driving drunk.
The number of accidents involving drunk driving and the number of drunk-driving
cases during the same period both decreased by more than 20 percent from a year earlier, it said.
The California Highway Patrol has already reported 944 DUI fatalities this year; which puts the state on track to set a five-year high for drunk-driving
PALMDALE - Ten-year-old Jayson Maddela was making his final visit to Palmdale, where he had lived most of his life, when he was killed in a crash blamed on a drunk-driving
Safe Roads" initiative is designed to bring together interested parties to help support the enactment of comprehensive drunk-driving
laws that crack down on hard-core drunk drivers and repeat offenders.
The program, which has become an annual occurrence at local high schools, is called Every 15 Minutes, for the frequency at which Americans die in drunk-driving
With statewide drunk-driving
fatalities expected to reach a five-year high in 2004, authorities have boosted their DUI enforcement for the holidays and will use state grants to increase sobriety checkpoints in 2005.
Simpson also explained that while hard-core drunk drivers are associated with 83 percent of all fatal drunk-driving
incidents in New Mexico, another group of drivers -- young, inexperienced drivers -- also cause a disproportionate share of accidents.
A $162,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety will pay overtime for deputies to conduct drunk-driving
checkpoints and pay for more radar and alcohol-screening gear for traffic patrol deputies.
The Auto Club studied a five-year period from 1999 to 2003 and discovered that more people are killed and injured in drunk-driving
crashes in August - a claim only partially supported in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to statistics gathered by the California Highway Patrol's Newhall station.
Big Brother is consistently watching,'' said Jonathan Kelman, a Los Angeles attorney who specializes in drunk-driving
Before the mock crash, 20 teens were pulled from their classes one-by-one by a school staffer dressed in a black hood and robe as the Grim Reaper, signifying the rate at which Americans die in drunk-driving