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Impaired Driving Laws

People often do not intend to drive while impaired, and they also do not intend to get into car crashes, have permanent disabilities, or even die. If you or your friends are involved in activities that may impair driving ability, make plans ahead of time to have a designated driver, stay overnight if necessary, or call a taxi. If you have to ask whether or not you are impaired, the answer is most likely yes. Your life and the lives of others are in jeopardy the moment you step into the car.

To prevent impaired driving, laws and punishments must be aggressively enforced when drivers are over the blood alcohol level. Additional attention is needed to drinking age laws and zero tolerance laws for underage impaired drivers. One option is to suspend the driver's licenses of people who drive while intoxicated and increase sobriety checkpoints. A community wide approach must be taken to send the message that driving under the influence is not acceptable.

Impaired Driving Fact sheet
See Website: Center for Disease Prevention and Control