GHSA Says States Need to Do More to Target Repetitive Drunk Drivers

A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) indicates that people arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol are often arrested more than once, suggesting that sanctions, treatment, and education are not enough to change this dangerous behavior.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that every day, almost 30 people in the U.S die in drunk-driving crashes—one person every 48 minutes. Deaths have fallen by a third over the past three decades—thanks to the work of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the NHTSA—but drunk-driving crashes still claim 10,000 lives a year.