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New Study Helps States Identify Best Practices for Fighting Drunk Driving

May 10, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A new Congress-ordered study evaluating individual state efforts to fight drunken driving suggests that other states might learn some lessons from California. In California, 1,719 people died in drunk-driving accidents in 2005. That translates to 0.52 fatalities for very 100 million vehicle miles traveled. In contrast, Florida had 0.73 fatalities for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Missouri recorded 0.75 fatalities and South Carolina had 0.95 deaths for every 100 million vehicle miles, according to McClatchy Newspapers. California has curbed drunken driving through a number of measures, including making it easier for cities to seek federal funding for anti-drunk driving programs. The state has also used collision data to identify problem neighborhoods and set up weekend traffic checkpoints. These checkpoints not only lead to drunk driving arrests, they generate word-of-mouth that discourages such behavior. Congress might use its next major transportation bill to add incentives for states to adopt similar measures.
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