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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 4

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4: DRUNK DRIVING

Profile America — Tuesday, December 4th.  After a period of 13 eventful years, Prohibition ended this week in 1933, and Americans were able to legally have a drink once again.  While alcohol is legal, its use involves personal responsibility.  With the holiday season under way, it's time for more parties and more driving than usual — as well as increased hours of darkness and bad weather.  That combination is why this is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.  About a third of the nearly 34,000 fatal highway accidents each year involve alcohol-impaired driving.  There are over 12,000 beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverage wholesalers across the U.S.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.  

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 573
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 31212, 31213, 31314

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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