Ending Alcohol and Drug Impairment
The National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) recently published some findings and potential solutions to help end alcohol and other drug impairment in transportation. Here is what they found:
Did you know that more than 90 percent of transportation-related deaths each year occur on our roadways? In a 2016 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report, an estimated 14.0 percent of drivers drove with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) close to or over the legal limit in the previous year, and 4.6 percent drove within an hour of using marijuana. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (in which at least one driver had a BAC of .08 g/dL or greater) increased by 3.2 percent, from 9,943 in 2014 to 10,265 in 2015.