Target Zero Analysis Shows Great Improvement in Drunk Driving

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The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) released figures regarding the four priorities for Washington State’'s Target Zero Program.

It is quite obvious that this program is making our roadways safer. When comparing years 2009, 2010 and 2011 for the first quarter (Jan., Feb., March), the amount of serious injuries have gone down a substantial amount.

The program’s first priority focuses on impaired driver-involvement, drinking driver-involvement, run off the road accidents, and speeding-involvement collisions.

The amount of serious injuries for the first priority has gone down significantly from 2010 to 2011. In 2009, there were 574 serious injuries compared to 475 in 2010. The amount of serious injuries in 2011’s first quarter -– 184!

This clearly shows a massive improvement. The category in which saw the biggest development, were those relating to alcohol: impaired driver-involved and drinking driver-involved.

In 2009, there were 253 serious injuries associated with alcohol, whereas 2011 had a total of 69 in the first quarter. Wow!

Davis Law Group
sends gratitude to the police agencies taking part in this successful program, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other organizations working to get drunk drivers off Washington State roadways.

Davis Law Group is a supporter of Washington State's chapter of MADD. Click here to register for Seattle's Walk Like MADD fundraiser!

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