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Accession Number PB2013-108920
Title State Estimates of Drunk and Drugged Driving. The NSDUH Report for May 31, 2012.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs poses a significant threat to public safety because these substances can impair perception, cognition, attention, balance, coordination, and other brain functions necessary for safe driving. Driving while impaired has been linked to reckless driving, car crashes, and fatal accidents. A review of several studies found that between 5 and 25 percent of drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents tested positive for drugs, and 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths involved drugs. Furthermore, in 2008, 32 percent of all traffic-related deaths--nearly 12,000 deaths--were the result of alcohol-related crashes.
Keywords Drinking drivers
Driver intoxication
Drug abuse
Motor vehicle accidents
States(United States)
Statistical data
Traffic safety

Source Agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
92C - Social Concerns
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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