In Ashtabula County Ohio in the past 2-3 weeks we have lost 6 people to traffic accidents 5 of the 6 were drug and alcohol related. New Years Eve is in the top 3 deadliest nights for drinking and driving on U.S roads. Before you go out tonight find a Designated Driver or better yet just stay home if your going to drink. Please think before you drink....
Although the numbers have fallen over the years we still have to many deaths from drinking and driving 1 is 1 to many just ask someone who lost a loved one from it....I'm sure you know someone .....I know 3 more people just from the last 3 weeks that lost someone they loved from drinking and driving....
Fatal Accident Crash Pictur:es and Stories here is a link to share with your friends and family to show them that this is serious... there are no dead body's in these pics just mangled cars that people were killed in.
*According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "A motor vehicle crash is considered to be alcohol-relatedif at least one driver or non-occupant (such as a pedestrian or pedalcyclist) involved in the crash is determined to have had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 gram per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. Thus, any fatality that occurs in an alcohol-related crash is considered an alcohol-related fatality. The term 'alcohol-related' does not indicate that a crash or fatality was caused by the presence of alcohol."
**A driver involved in a motor vehicle crash is considered alcohol-impairedif he or she exhibits a BAC of .08 or greater.
Alcohol-related deaths in the US since 1982:
Drinking and driving fatalities by state in 2008 (ranked by highest number of alcohol-related* deaths):
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Have a great New Year .....peace everyone zane