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Tough economy may be keeping more drunks off roads

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Tough economy may be keeping more drunks off roads
    By David Beasley | Reuters – 29 mins ago
    well there's one silver lining.. roll

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The economic slowdown could have an upside: a dramatic decline in the number of drinking and driving incidents, a new federal study suggests.
    A 2010 national telephone survey of 451,000 people found the lowest level of alcohol-impaired driving since 1993 and a 30 percent plunge since the peak in 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.
    The CDC estimates there were approximately 112 million alcohol-impaired driving episodes last year.
    Although the exact cause of the drop is uncertain, a slow economy could be a factor, the CDC said.

  2. ubanichijioke profile image75
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    Yeah! I bet it does.

  3. AEvans profile image81
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Well if that is even possible, I am glad! Less deaths each year.

  4. MissJamieD profile image71
    MissJamieDposted 6 years ago

    Saving even one life is a miracle! Imagine if that one person was your loved one? I'm sure low income families are feeling the pinch very tightly! When you're out partying you're spending much more money, I think people are at least opting to stay home more often, thank God;)