Reducing Impaired Driving
There are several national initiatives to assist in reducing impaired driving. Checkpoint Strikeforce
(Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over) and Buzzed Driving is Drink Driving. Virginia has launched a few initiatives in addition to these.
Alcohol-impaired driving is a deadly crime that’s still prevalent throughout America and is especially common among young males 21 to 34-years-old.
Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is illegal in all 50 states.
Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes - that is one person every 45 minutes.
In 2020, 11,654 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes, 247 of them were on Virginia roadways.
In 2021, the total number of lives lost on Virginia roadways was 968.