DUI driver- accidents in Dekalb and Georgia decline

An intoxicated or DUI driver that caused an accident related death has declined over the last ten years. http://goo.gl/LivQS These statistics suggest that the reduced DUI death rate must be the result of increased law enforcement.  For example, The Nighthawk DUI Task Force seeks out drunk or DUI drivers in Dekalb County, Fulton County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County and other areas in metro Atlanta.  In 2004, the Georgia Department of Public Safety initiated a special DUI traffic accident enforcement division called the Nighthawks DUI Task Force.  The ten member task force is the most highly trained Georgia Drunk Driver or DUI law enforcement officers in the State. http://goo.gl/lGrZH  Overall law enforcement efforts presumably have resulted in lower DUI related traffic deaths both here in Georgia and nationwide.  In 2007, a drunk or DUI driver that caused an accident resulted in 12,998 deaths nationwide. By comparison, a DUI driver that caused a traffic accident that resulted in a death in 2006 was 13,491.  That’s a decrease in traffic related drunk driver caused fatalities of 3.7% in one year.  This information on drunk drivers and the effects of accidents they cause was compiled by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). http://goo.gl/LivQS  Overall, NHTSA calculates that a drunk driver involved in an accident that caused a death or fatality decreased to .43% for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled.  The NHTSA publication does not identify the cause for the reduction in traffic fatalities resulting from a DUI accident.  But the conclusion must be that highway and traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers has decreased, in part, through increased law enforcement efforts.


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