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Drinking and driving kills 1 person every 39 minutes. We can save lives together.

In 2021, drunk drivers killed an average of 37 people a day in the United States. That’s 1 person killed every 39 minutes. We can prevent every one of these tragedies.

Alcohol reduces the ability of your brain to function, impairing thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely.

You can save lives by not getting behind the wheel after you’ve had something to drink.

Substance abuse and driving causes serious injury and deaths

Driving after drinking is deadly. Yet it still happens a lot. If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse — be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death.

Some startling statistics show how many people drinking and driving affects around the country and in our community:

What to avoid, and where to find help

Do you consume alcohol? You can take simple steps to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking:

  • Have a designated driver.
  • Call a taxi or rideshare.
  • Never get in a car with a driver who has been drinking.

Be aware on the road. Pull over and report drivers you suspect may be under the influence.

We know people use substances because they’re anxious and or depressed, and we want to help people develop healthy coping skills and live a healthy life.

Do you or someone you know struggle with substance misuse? Many resources or treatment options are available.

Find more resources and information about youth alcohol prevention on our website.

If you or someone you know is struggling with the loss of a loved one because of drunk driving and need mental health or grief support, you have options.