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How to save $37 billion a year

HOW TO SAVE DRINKING AND DRIVING IS NOT ONLY A DEADLY COMBINATION, $37 IT ALSO COSTS OUR NATION BILLIONS EACH YEAR. 1 in 3 accidents involve an alcohol- impaired driver. BILLION A YEAR 0.17 Between midnight In 2010, 10,228 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That's one every The most frequently and 3 a.m., drunk driving crashes kill someone Every day 29 people are killed in drunk driving crashes and 1,440 people are injured. recorded BAC level among drinking drivers in fatal crashes was .17, every 23 minutes. more than twice the 51 minutes. legal limit. An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before the first arrest. Up to 3/4 of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive with a suspended license. HOW DRINKING IMPACTS DRIVING BAC level of .10%: Reduced ability to stay in the right lane and brake when necessary. .10 BAC level of .08%: Impaired perception, ?!? speed control, short-term memory loss, and reduced capacity to process information. .08 BAC level of .05%: Reduced coordination, .05 F ability to steer, response rate and ability to track moving objects. BAC level of .02%: Decline in visual PREVENTING IT functions and a decline in the ability to do two things at once. .02 ...... Before you start drinking, designate a non-drinking driver for your trip home. .00 legal limit Hold your friends accountable. Take away their keys if they've 2 been drinking. Drunk driving crashes cost more than $37 billion each year. If you've been drinking, call a cab or get a sober friend to drive you home. If you'll be drinking at a friend or family member's home, 4 ask if you can spend the night. HOW TO SPOTA DRUNK DRIVER IF YOU SEE A DRUNK DRIVER If you spot a drunk driver on the road, follow these steps from MADD to make sure you and other motorists stay safe. Looking for drunk drivers doesn't have to be difficult. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, suggests to look for these actions: Don't drive near the other car, instead, stay as far away as possible. 0890 Swerving, weaving or zig-zagging across the road. Stopping or turning abruptly or illegally. Almost hitting something like a curb or another Quick acceleration Don't try pass the other car or 2 signal to the driver to pull or deceleration. over. It could result in a crash. vehicle. Take down the car's license 3 plate number, vehicle's make, model and color -- but don't compromise your safety to get this information. 0400 Drifting in and out of lanes or Driving slower than 10 mph Driving with headlights off at night. Driving on the wrong side of the road or anywhere that's not the road. Once you have that informa- 4 tion, pull over and call 911. Provide the information straddling the center line. below the above, along with the vehi- cle's location, which direction the driver was going, and how the driver was acting. speed limit. SOURCES: | | | CAR INSURANCE .ORG Information provided by:

How to save $37 billion a year

shared by cmontwerp on Jun 24
Drinking and driving is not only a deadly combination, it also costs our nation billions each year.




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