Tough economy may be keeping more drunks off roads
By David Beasley | Reuters – 29 mins ago
well there's one silver lining..
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.
Well if that is even possible, I am glad! Less deaths each year.
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;)
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-Make a generalized statement about drunks. What do all drunks have in common?
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In this tough economy, how have YOU cut back to save money?
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