Deaths involving impaired driving have increased on Washington’s roads over the past year, even as there has been fewer travelers due to COVID. Two facts jump out:
- 2020 had the highest number of polydrug drivers in fatal crashes, ever (and highest number of impaired drivers by either alcohol or drugs).
- August 2021 was the deadliest month on Washington’s roads (77 deaths) since 1997 (91 deaths).
These trends are concerning…but we continue to have hope we can turn things around. Why? We know that when it comes to stopping someone from driving impaired, most people in Washington will do the right thing.
Will you help us find success stories of people preventing others from driving impaired? We’re launching a social media campaign to ask people to share their stories, and inspire others to step in, and be a hero, and save lives. Will you also share this message on your social media pages?