There was also a 9.7 percent decline in the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes in
"These numbers are headed in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done," said Beer Institute President
Becker emphasized, "We drive the same highways as everyone else, and we all want to see this problem be solved. Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable, and we call upon even more individuals and organizations to join us in this ongoing effort."
Since 1982, the brewing industry and its independent distributors nationwide have invested more than three-quarters of a billion dollars promoting responsibility and fighting alcohol abuse, including drunk driving and illegal underage drinking.
The 2008 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment also includes state data. For more information on the data, please visit: http:/www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811172.pdf
For more information on the beer industry's responsibility initiatives, visit www.beerinstitute.org
SOURCE The Beer Institute