Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is a risky behavior that causes many injuries and fatalities every year. The most common example of impairment is being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This impairment can cause a driver to have slower reaction time, diminished vision, reduced coordination, and impaired judgement. Impaired driving is slightly higher in rural areas and also has a higher rate of fatalities than in urban areas.

This section provides effective methods to help prevent fatalities and injuries from impaired driving.

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Noteworthy Practice

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