Combating Impaired Driving

One estimate puts the costs for traffic crashes at $230 billion each year in medical expenses, lost productivity, property damage, and related costs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-elated crash at some point in their lives. Just as alarming, in 2008, one person every 45 minutes, or approximately 32 people per day, died in traffic crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 g/dL or greater.