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 prevents 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.
Drunk and drugged driving can result in horrible tragedies and loss of life. During December 2012, 830 people lost their lives in crashes involving a drunk driver (MADD, 2014).
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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Calendar (ONDCP, 2014)