National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. In 2018, more than 10,000 people died as a result of alcohol-impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 56% of drivers involved in serious injury and fatal crashes test positive for at least one drug. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that drunk and drug-impaired driving have increased during the pandemic and warn that festive events during the holiday season increases that risk even further. GHSA recommends having a plan in place for ride-sharing, staying over, or assigning designated drivers to keep everyone safe on the road both during and after the holidays!