Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 16, 2007
The federal Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently released the findings from its 2006 research on intoxicated driving fatalities, showing that traffic safety advocates still have work to do. Fatality rates in crashes involving alcohol actually went up slightly in 2006, reflecting a disturbing reverse in the trend toward less drunk driving since the early 1980s. In response, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters recently launched a national crackdown on drunk driving, calling for help from judges and prosecutors. LegalView.com, your online resource for the legal issues that matter to Americans, would like to join in the call for more responsible driving and highlight the online resources dealing with intoxicated driving available through its automobile accident information portal, located at crash.legalview.com.
In the report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 17,602 people were killed in 2006 in crashes involving some amount of alcohol. Crashes where someone had a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher -- over the legal limit -- killed 15,121 people. Both of these numbers are slight jumps over 2005 numbers. More dramatically, the rate of intoxicated non-drivers -- pedestrians, cyclists and others outside of a vehicle -- killed in a traffic accident actually went up by 8.6 percent over the previous year. These numbers are disturbing, because survivors of drunk driving accidents sustain can brain damage, spinal injuries, multiple fractures, disfiguring burns and other life-changing injuries. And the vast majority of drunk driving accidents are completely preventable, the main reasoning behind the federal DOT's attempts to step up it anti-drunk driving campaign.
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