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Drunk Driving In Georgia


• 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

Fast Facts

• 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 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, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2013). Countermeasures that work: a highway safety countermeasures guide for State Highway Safety Offices, 7th edition, at

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