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Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving Prevention Benefits Employers as well as Communities

Preventing impaired driving requires the involvement of community leaders and organizations with the power to spread the right message to those who need to hear it most. Employers have enormous potential to contribute to the campaign to eliminate impaired driving. Those most likely to drive impaired—those between the ages of 21 and 34—are well represented in the workplace and provide a captive audience for prevention messages. But employer-sponsored prevention efforts do much more than just benefit employers' communities—they're good for business.

Impaired Driving vs. Drunk Driving

Although common in everyday language, the phrase "drunk driving" is not actually used as a legal term because many drivers who are part of the problem do not exhibit visible, outward signs of drunkenness. Rather, the term "impaired driving" is used because it better describes the realities of drinking alcohol and driving—when an individual consumes alcohol, even at low levels, his/her ability to drive is impaired even though outward signs of impairment may not be evident.