CDC Report Examines Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among US Adults

The NBC News (8/7, Fox) reports that approximately 4.2 million “US adults admit they drink and drive at least sometimes,” according to survey results published Aug. 7 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This is most likely “an underestimate,” because “people might not confess to drinking and driving, they might not admit it to themselves, and the study didn’t cover teenage drivers under the age of 18.” Amy Jewett, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues wrote, “Alcohol-impaired driving crashes account for approximately one third of all crash fatalities in the United States.”

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— “More Than 4 Million Adults Admit They Drink and Drive,” Maggie Fox, NBC News, August 6, 2015.

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