Alcohol Related Traffic Fatalities At Highest Rate Since 1992

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that alcohol related traffic fatalities are at their highest total number since 1992. Preliminary data from the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicate there were 17,941 alcohol related traffic accident deaths in 2006, up 2.4% from 2005. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is calling for legislative hearings and a plan of action to eliminate drunk driving on American highways and city streets. In addition to more aggressive law enforcement, MADD is seeking enforcement of the law through technology, such as legislation mandating alcohol ingition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, as well as exploring other advanced vehicle based techology to prevent drunk driving.