Government Focuses on Drunk Driving for Holiday Season - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/17/08

Government Focuses on Drunk Driving for Holiday Season

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Almost 40 percent of fatal crashes in the last two weeks of December from 2002 to 2006 involved drunken drivers.  So, the government is spending $7 million on a public awareness campaign to convince people not to drink and drive. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Acting Administrator, David Kelly, says, "The goal here is not about catching drunk drivers and arresting them.  It's about preventing them from driving drunk in the first place." 

The Agency says that drivers between the age of 21 and 24 are involved in more fatal drunken-driving crashes than any other age group.

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