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Special Feature
When under the influence of any drug that acts on the brain, a driverís motor skills, reaction time, and judgment are impaired, thereby putting the driver, passengers, and others who share the road in danger (DrugFacts: Drugged Driving, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2010). Although alcohol-impaired driving fatalities declined 4.9 percent from 2009 to 2010, alcohol- and other drug-impaired driving remains a primary public health concern (2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, revised 2012).

Since 1981, every U.S. President has demonstrated a commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, and most recently, as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. In recognition of this observance and for use throughout the year, NCJRS presents the Impaired Driving Special Feature, which contains links to publications and other resources related to this topic.


Impaired Driving: Get the Facts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2012

Community-Based Impaired-Driving Programs: Local Ordinances and Other Strategies Addressing Impaired Driving
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, September 2012

A Guide for Enforcing Impaired Driving Laws for Youth
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2010

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Related Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Impaired Driving

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Impaired Driving

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center

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Where can I locate statistics on juveniles arrested for driving under the influence?
Data on juveniles arrested for driving under the influence can be accessed in the Federal Bureau of ... Read More

Is information available on how to prevent individuals from driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
The NCJRS online resource, Impaired Driving Special Feature, contains a section on the prevention of ... Read More

Where can I locate statistics on alcohol-related crashes and fatalities?
Statistics on alcohol-related crashes and fatalities can be found in the National Center for Statist... Read More

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