“Impaired driving is a threat to everyone in our community, and we deserve better,” Halpin said. “Over the holiday season, car crashes and other problems are more likely, and I encourage everyone to stay safe, and make responsible decisions. If you aren’t in good condition to get behind the wheel of a car, call a cab to get home.”
Impaired driving has taken an enormous toll on American lives. In a recent report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that, in 2017, over 10,000 lives were lost in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes alone. The same report shows alcohol-related crashes making up almost 30% of all traffic fatalities; 100% of which are preventable.
“When you drive while you’re impaired, you do more than risk your own life, you risk hurting other people,” Halpin said. “I’m committed to keeping our families safe. If we commit to ending impaired driving, we can save lives and build a stronger Illinois.”