WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9: A CHALLENGING TIME FOR DRIVING
Profile America -- Thursday, December 9th. 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, this is a 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. While the numbers are diminishing, over 40,000 people are killed on the nation's highways each year. About a third of these deaths occur in accidents where drivers involved have blood alcohol levels above the legal limit. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 584
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1069, 1073
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau