The following are some statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- During the 2012 holiday period (December 12-31), there were 1,698 people killed in crashes on our Nation’s roads, and almost a third (31%) of those fatalities were in drunk-driving crashes. On Christmas Day, 26 people were killed by drunk drivers.
- Drunk-driving fatalities happen around the holidays year after year. In crash fatalities in December from 2008-2012, there were a total of 3,994 people killed in crashes that involved drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 33,561 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012, and 10,322 of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes. More than one in five crash fatalities that year occurred in a crash that involved a drunk driver with a BAC at or above .15, – almost double the legal limit.
Day and Night, the Fort McDowell Police Department was out in force participating in the Don’t Shatter The Dream mobilization during December 2014 and January 2015. Here are some of the photos taken during the mobilization.