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Actions to eliminate alcohol-impaired driving in the US

A safety report ‘Reaching Zero: Actions toeliminate alcohol-impaired driving in the US’ by the National Transportation Safety Board examines potential ways to achieve meaningful reductions in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Moreover, the report recognises the need for states to identify specific and measurable goals for reducing impaired driving fatalities and injuries, and to evaluate the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures on an ongoing basis.

The NTSB makes safety recommendations in the following safety issue areas: Reducing the per se blood alcohol concentration limit for all drivers; Conducting high-visibility enforcement of impaired driving laws and incorporating passive alcohol sensing technology into enforcement efforts Expanding the use of in-vehicle devices to prevent operation by an impaired driver; Using driving while intoxicated (DWI) courts and other programs to reduce recidivism by repeat DWI offenders and Establishing measurable goals for reducing impaired driving and tracking progress toward those goals.

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