This essay discusses the extent of the problems caused by impaired driving – i.e. driving whilst affected by either alcohol or drugs. The seriousness of these problems can be gauged by a CDC statistic: “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion.” (“Impaired Driving: Get the Facts” 2014). The essay also looks at preventative measures that are used.
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