Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1 in 12 Drivers Admit Driving Drunk According to Government Study

USA Today recently reported that one in 12 drivers admitted driving drunk at least once over the course of a year, according to a government survey.

One in five, or 20% of the 6,999 people surveyed, said they had driven in the past year within two hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage. Yet an overwhelming majority — four out of five people — consider drinking and driving a major threat to their safety, according to the 2008 survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Let's keep these figures in mind as the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches... and remember to arrive alive; don't drink and drive!

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