Teens Against Drunk Driving (T.A.D.D.) reaffirms their support for Sobriety Checkpoints

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With over 17,000 people dying each year in alcohol related accidents, and hundreds of thousands of innocent people being injured, Teens Against Drunk Driving is reminding Americans that Sobriety Checkpoints are an extremely effective tool, against the scurge of drunk driving.

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“Too many young and old alike, are dying needlessly from alcohol related crashes. If we support the techniques and educational tools, that we know are effective , as Americans, we can make a substantial difference in "12, stated W. M. Piecuch, Jr.

Founder and President of Teens Against Drunk Driving (T.A.D.D.), William M. Piecuch, Jr., is asking all Americans to join T.A.D.D. in their unwavering support for sobriety checkpoints. “Too many innocent, young and old alike, are dying needlessly from alcohol related crashes. If we support the techniques and educational tools, that we know are effective , as Americans, we can make a substantial difference in 2012," stated William M. Piecuch, Jr.

Preliminary Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) released by the National Traffic Safety administration (NHTSA) recently, shows that alcohol-related traffic deaths have risen to a level not seen since 1992. In response, Teens Against Drunk driving ( T.A.D.D.) is reaffirming their support of sobriety checkpoints.

Over 17,000 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2011- 41% of all crashes are alcohol-relate - 3 out 10 people are affected by drunk driving. One of the enforcement techniques we know that works is sobriety checkpoints.

At sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement officers pick those areas known to have alcohol-related crashes, and will stop vehicles in a specific sequence (every other car, every fifth car, etc.) as well as those who are obviously breaking traffic laws. These checkpoints help find drunk drivers who would normally not be caught and the publicity from checkpoints deters those who drink and drive. Law-abiding people are sent on their way within minutes.

Did you know that a liver can metabolize only a certain amount of alcohol per hour? Regardless of the amount that has been consumed? The rate of alcohol metabolism depend, in-part, on the amount of metabolizing enzymes in the liver, which varies among individuals and in general, after the consumption of one standard drink. The amount of alcohol in the drinker’s blood peaks within 30 to 45 minutes. (A standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 6 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80- proof distilled spirits, all of which contain the same amount of alcohol.) Alcohol is metabolized more slowly than it is absorbed. Since the metabolism of alcohol is slow, consumption needs to be controlled to prevent the accumulation in the body and intoxication.

Teens Against Drunk Driving (T.A.D.D) is not just for teens, Teens Against Drunk Driving (T.A.D.D.) is Mothers, Fathers, Uncles and others, working together to educate our young people and making the streets safer for everyone. T.A.D.D.’S ‘Turn On To Safe Driving” planner program, has been educating teens and saving lives for nearly 25 years. By helping today, you will be making a difference for tomorrow. http://www.teensagainstdrunkdriving.org. A 501c3 charity.

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