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  • NHTSA Impaired Driving Update November 2017

    The 2016 FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) data was released in October.

    Motor vehicle fatalities rose to 37,461 in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015.

    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rose 1.7 percent accounting for 10,497 of the lives lost

    in traffic crashes.

    Distracted and drowsy driving fatalities declined, while deaths related to other

    reckless behaviors – including speeding and not wearing seat belts – continued to

    increase. Motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths accounted for more than a third of the

    year-to-year increase. Go to 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview for more

    detailed information.

    2016 FARS Data Released Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Increase

    Alcohol-Impaired Driving

    Traffic Safety Fact Sheet Released

    The 2016 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Traffic Safety

    Fact Sheet (DOT HS 812 450) is now available. The

    fact sheet provides a brief analysis of FARS data

    related to alcohol-impaired driving including

    information pertaining to gender, age, day and

    time of fatal crashes and a breakdown of

    alcohol-impaired fatalities by state.

    https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812456 https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812450 https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812450

  • Pre-Holiday Season November 24 to December 12

    Buzzed Driving Campaign

    The 2017 holiday season is approaching fast. In preparation for this time of

    celebration with family and friends, NHTSA will be supporting the Buzzed Driving is

    Drunk Driving campaign from November 24 to December 12. This campaign will

    remind Americans to make a plan to arrive home safely after celebration and to

    designate a sober driver.

    Holiday season marketing tools for

    the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

    campaign are available now.

    For enforcement marketing tools, go

    to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

    New from NHTSA

    https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/holiday-season-buzzed-driving https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/holiday-season-buzzed-driving https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over/halloween-drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over

  • Newly Awarded Projects

    NHTSA recently awarded a new agreement to the National Organizations for Youth

    Safety (NOYS) to develop Youth Safety U, an online portal to information, programs, and

    resources related to teen traffic safety. NOYS will work with teens to build the portal,

    review existing resources, and develop new materials. Youth Safety U will allow easy

    one-stop shopping for resources and programs relating to teen safe driving helping

    users to identify programs that they can replicate their schools and communities. For

    more information, please contact Devin Burke at NHTSA (Devin.Burke@dot.gov) or

    Tiffany Aurora at NOYS (taurora@noys.org).

    Youth Safety U

    Partner’s Corner

    2018 Traffic Court Seminar

    The 2018 Traffic Court Seminar, part of the ABA celebration of 75 years of Traffic

    Program Seminars, will be held March 5 – 8, 2018 at the Westgate Hotel, in San Diego,

    CA. The seminar will include presentations on current topics related to alcohol- and

    drug-impaired driving.

    The agenda and registration

    details will be finalized in late fall.

    For updates click here.

    mailto:Devin.Burke@dot.gov mailto:taurora@noys.org https://www.americanbar.org/groups/judicial/events_cle.html

  • Lifesavers Conference

    Do You Know A College Student That Would Benefit From Attending the

    2018 National Lifesavers Conference?

    Please help us spread the word about the Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars (TSS) Program. The program provides up to $1,000 to college students to help pay the cost of them attending the Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, being held on April 22-24, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Applying is easy and applications will be accepted through November 18, 2017. Visit the Traffic Safety Scholars page of the website to apply. This is a tremendous opportunity for students in a multitude of areas of study (public health, criminal justice, business, nursing, engineering, education, management, communications, planning, etc.) to learn about highway safety issues from leading experts and network with the largest gathering of highway safety professionals anywhere in the country. Students will be notified of their acceptance status on or before January 5, 2018.

    Registration for the 2018 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety

    Priorities is opening soon.

    The conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez

    Convention Center from April 22-24, 2018.

    Registration for the conference will open on November 13, 2017.

    There is still time to submit a poster for the

    conference. Just go online to the Poster page of the Lifesavers. Deadline to

    submit is February 23, 2018.

    https://lifesaversconference.org/traffic-safety-scholars/ https://lifesaversconference.org/posters/

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    Diane Wigle

    Chief, Impaired Driving Division

    1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

    Washington, DC 20590

    E-mail: diane.wigle@dot.gov


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