Drunk Driving In Georgia
GEORGIA DRUNK DRIVING LAWS
• All 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws in place to protect the public from drunk drivers (e.g., driving is illegal with BAC at or above 0.08%).
• In Georgia, sobriety checkpoints are allowed.
• Ignition interlock laws and license suspensions vary by state. For up-to-date information on your state, check with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at www.iihs.org.
• Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher (i.e., drunk drivers) are considered alcohol-impaired by law.
• About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver.
• Thanks to dedicated efforts, rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved fatal crashes have gone down in recent years.
• Still, drunk drivers got behind the wheel millions of times in 2010.
• These data show what’s happening in your state.
For More Information Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site at www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety for:
• Injuries, costs, and other data related to drunk driving
• Detailed information on effective strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving
*Sources: The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Prevention, at www.thecommunityguide.org, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2013). Countermeasures that work: a highway safety countermeasures guide for State Highway Safety Offices, 7th edition, at www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/811727.pdf.