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December - Impaired driving prevention 

In the United States, approximately 30 people die per day in crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers [1]. Even at levels below the legal limit, alcohol can seriously impair judgment and coordination as well as slow reaction time. Drugged driving is also becoming a serious issue because drugs, even when prescribed by a medical provider, can have similar negative effects to alcohol such as impaired judgment, perception, and motor skills. We urge health promotion directors and coordinators to help prevent the problem of impaired driving by using the resources provided below.

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[1] Injury Prevention and Control: Motor Vehicle Safety. The Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Impaired_Driving/. Updated 2 October 2012. Accessed March 2013.