In 2007, nearly 13,000 people were killed in crashes in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. This podcast discusses the importance of refraining from drinking if you are planning on getting behind the wheel. Created: 8/20/2009 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/20/2009. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Labor Day Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown — August 21–September 7, 2009
Recorded: August 18, 2009; posted: August 20, 2009
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
Drinking and driving can be a life-threatening combination. In 2007, nearly 13,000 people were killed in crashes in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. These fatalities accounted for almost one in three motor-vehicle–related deaths. As the summer season winds down, law-enforcement officials will conduct high-visibility operations in communities around the nation to crack down on drunk drivers and increase public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. If your plans include drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. You can prevent potentially deadly consequences.
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