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Safe Summer Driving

ON THE STAY SAFE ROAD THIS SUMMER ROAD TRIPS, WEEKEND GETAWAYS, DRIVES THROUGH THE COUNTRY-SUMMER DRIVING CAN BE LOTS OF FUN. BUT DRIVE BUZZED AND YOUR SUMMER COULD TAKE A WRONG TURN FAST. If all 17 million people who admitted to driving drunk had their own state, IT WOULD BE THE FIFTH LARGEST IN THE U.S. WHAT ARE THE DANGERS? NEARLY TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS THAN Percentage of all drivers in DURING THE REST OF THE MONTHS COMBINED. People killed in 10,322 NIGHTTIME 35% ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED FATAL CRASHES DRIVING CRASHES in 2012 who were alcohol-impaired In fatal crashes in 2012 THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS was for drivers ages: 32% 29% IN25% drunken-driving fatality occurred every 51 MINUTES in 2012. 21 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 THE FINANCIAL TOLL HOW TO STAY SAFE Crashes caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol cost the If you have been drinking, Prior to any nation $199 billion a year. drinking, designate a non-drinking get a ride home or Getting caught buzzed driving could cost you up to $10,000 in fines, legal fees and increased driver when with a group. call a taxi. insurance rates. That's more than three months' worth of income for the average working American. Don't let your friends drive impaired. Take their keys away. - ***** Ad NHTSA Council Visit for more information. www.nhtsa gov SOURCES: - - - - -

Safe Summer Driving

shared by AdCouncil on Jul 09
As alcohol-related accidents tend to increase in the summer months, remember that buzzed driving can put a stop to summer fun.




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