Alcohol-impaired driving is an important health and social issue as it remains a major risk to Americans’ health today, surpassing deaths per year of certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, and drownings, among others, and contributing to long-term disabilities from head and spinal injuries. Progress has been made over the past decades towards reducing these trends, but that progress has been incremental and has stagnated more recently.
Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities examines which interventions (programs, systems, and policies) are most promising to prevent injuries and death from alcohol-impaired driving, the barriers to action and approaches to overcome them, and which interventions need to be changed or adopted. This report makes broad-reaching recommendations that will serve as a blueprint for the nation to accelerate the progress in reducing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Context||23-48|
|2 Current Environment: Alcohol, Driving, and Drinking and Driving||49-84|
|3 Interventions to Reduce Drinking to Impairment||85-136|
|4 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Interventions||137-200|
|5 Postcrash and Arrest Interventions||201-262|
|6 Data and Surveillance Needs and Opportunities||263-300|
|7 Generating Action||301-328|
|Appendix A Alcohol-Impaired Driving in the United States: Review of Data Sources and Analyses||335-356|
|Appendix B Content Analysis of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Stories in the News||357-380|
|Appendix C The Role of the Alcohol Industry in Policy Interventions for Alcohol-Impaired Driving||381-418|
|Appendix D Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Lessons from a Global Review||419-452|
|Appendix E Committee Meeting Agendas||453-458|
|Appendix F Committee Biosketches||459-466|
Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S. The report discussed in this video examines which interventions (programs, systems, and policies) are most promising to prevent injuries and death from alcohol-impaired driving, the barriers to action and approaches to overcome them, and which interventions need to be changed or adopted.
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