8/30/2008 - NATIONAL DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN
August 15 - September 1
The picture for motorcycle riders is particularly bleak. Forty-one percent of the 2,007 motorcycle riders who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2006 had BAC levels of .08 or higher. The additional efforts to protect motorcyclists are particularly needed, as overall fatalities for motorcycle riders have increased dramatically for nine straight years. Earlier this summer, GHSA released a comprehensive report detailing state-by-state efforts to reverse this trend.
This year’s effort is supported by $11 million in paid-national advertising to help put everyone on notice that if they are caught driving impaired, they will be arrested. Additional states have also committed significant amounts of money for advertising. New this year, the national ad will include a scene to deter motorcycle riders from driving drunk.
State-specific crackdown efforts are posted online.
Drunk driving laws and additional resources are available on the GHSA Drunk Driving Laws
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