Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Obama Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Freitag 10. Dezember 2010 von htm

President Obama declared December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) blog, Of Substance, reported Dec. 2.
According to Obama’s proclamation, thousands of Americans lose their lives to „drunk, drugged or distracted driving“ every year. Obama described drugged driving as a „growing problem“ and specifically pointed to the danger of driving under the influence of prescription drugs as well as illicit drugs. He referred to distracted driving — texting or using electronics while driving — as „life-threatening,“ and recommended the Distraction.gov website as a prevention tool.
Obama said the federal government had taken several steps to prevent impaired driving. The government has banned its employees from texting while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working with law enforcement nationally to increase identification of drunk drivers during the holidays, and the ONDCP will be educating the public about the increased incidence of drugged driving. (Source: Join Together, 12/09/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Events, Global, Other Drugs, Parliaments / Governments, Personalities, Politics, Prevention, Statistics, Transportation | Keine Kommentare »

New Mexico Report Shows Toll of Alcohol Abuse

Donnerstag 7. Januar 2010 von htm

FACE’s Fresh Story blog highlights a new report from the New Mexico Department of Public Health that quantifies the human and ecomonic costs of alcohol abuse in the state. The report also prompted an insightful newspaper commentary observing that 85 percent of all alcohol deaths in the state are caused by something other than impaired driving. (Source: Join Together, 1/6/10) freshstory.org, 12/29/09

Kategorie: Driving under the Influence, Global, Health, Prevention, Publications, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

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