Gateway Reminder: 1 out of 3 Driving Fatalities Involve Alcohol

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers urge adults hopping from one holiday gathering to the next to assign a designated driver for the night. And heres a sobering reminder why: According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations report on motor vehicle crashes, 10,322 people were killed due to alcohol-impaired driving in 2012, an increase of 6.7 percent from 2011.

Exceeding the national average, in the state of Illinois alcohol-impaired driving fatalities increased 15 percent from 2011 to 2012:

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