New research reveals that nine laws designed to reduce underage drinking have been instrumental in saving more than 1,100 lives each year in the states that have adopted them, and that an additional 210 lives could be saved annually if they were adopted in every state, Medical News Today reports.

Alcohol-impaired driving crashes still account for one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.  The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. Facts such as these continue to drive efforts in communities around the country to reduce driving under the influence. CADCA, through the support of NHTSA, has developed an Impaired Driving Prevention Toolkit to aid community efforts with the latest research and evidence-based strategies.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn’t want revelers to rely on pure Irish luck this St. Patrick’s Day.

Their data estimate that on March 17 from 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 276 lives lost in St. Patrick’s Day drunk-driving crashes.

New materials include a real time countdown to Saint Patrick's Day, updated infographics, and a web video. Materials are based on two campaign messages of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (enforcement) and Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving (social norming).

CADCA invites you to register for our next webinar, “Drugged Driving Data and How to Use it at the Community Level,” from 1-2:30 p.m. EST March 1.

The discussion will feature topical expertise from Laura Liddicoat, and Dr. Dereece D. Smither regarding fatal crashes and the information gathered from current reporting efforts. The presentation will define impairment related to drugged driving, and showcase evaluation strategies that have been developed to reduce impaired driving. 

CADCA hopes you will be able to join us for our next webinar entitled, “Drugged Driving Data and How to Use it at the Community Level.” This webinar will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. EST March 1.

The discussion will feature topical expertise from Laura Liddicoat, and Dr. Dereece D. Smither regarding fatal crashes and the information gathered from current reporting efforts. The presentation will define impairment related to drugged driving, and showcase evaluation strategies that have been developed to reduce impaired driving. 

Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging football fans to plan ahead a safe ride home.

NHTSA’s Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving drunk could result in injury or death for you or others on the road. 

The holiday season is upon us. As Americans prepare for festivities with family and friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind all drivers that it’s dangerous to drive after drinking.

Remind your communities that it’s never okay to drive after drinking. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Have you test-driven CADCA’s new impaired driving prevention toolkit? Well, you’re in for a great journey through the Seven Strategies for Community Change and how they can be applied to reduce impaired driving in your community.

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