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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

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2007 Holiday Crackdown

December 15 - 31

The holiday season should be a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, all too often, too much holiday "spirit" has tragic consequences when revelers make the reckless decision to drink and drive. According to NHTSA, in December 2006, 1,076 people were killed in crashes involving a driver with a BAC level of .08 or higher—above the legal limit in every state as well as the District of Columbia. This is why State Highway Safety Offices around the country are working with NHTSA, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to step up drunk driving education and enforcement efforts around the holidays.

Examples of specific state enforcement and public information efforts are listed below. State drunk driving laws and additional resources about this issue are available on the GHSA Drunk Driving Laws page. For information on the national campaign, visit

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