and habitually drunken drivers are among the greatest safety threats on
the nation’s highways, according to two recent studies released by the
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
found habitual drunken drivers make up 40 percent of all the drinking and
driving trips, while unlicensed drivers are almost five times more likely
to be in fatal crashes than drivers with valid driver’s licenses.
of drivers with suspended licenses continue to drive.
than half of all drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated are repeat
is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a drunken driver will be arrested
on any given drunken driving trip.
prepares to reauthorize a major transportation funding bill, AAA will push
for continued federal support to reinvigorate state and local efforts to
address drunken driving. On the state level, AAA will push for states to
re-evaluate their laws, license regulations and assessment programs.