National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. We have made great strides in the past couple of decades in sending the message that driving drunk is dangerous and precents a serious public health risk to all on the road. However, we still have a lot of work to do and need to become more serious and make similar strides with drugged driving. There can be a misconception that driving under the influence of marijuana or a prescription medication is somehow safer than driving while impaired by alcohol. The bottom line is impaired is impaired.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,497 Americans died from crashes involving alcohol impaired drivers during 2016.