New NTSB Report on Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Drivers Focus of Dec. 13 Board Meeting


​​​Update: 12/09/2022:  This meeting has been cancelled. 

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a virtual public board meeting Dec. 13 to discuss the findings of a new safety research report that examines the crash risk associated with different drugs — such as alcohol, cannabis, prescription, over-the-counter and other drugs — and their use among drivers. ​

The NTSB undertook this study because alcohol-impaired driving is involved in nearly one in three traffic fatalities, and the problem of driving while impaired by other drugs alone or combined together is growing. Preventing alcohol- and other drug-impaired driving is on the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

During the meeting, the NTSB’s board will vote on the findings and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft final report. 

Members of the public and the media can view the webcast of the meeting at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/

WHAT: A virtual NTSB board meeting on a safety research report on alcohol, other drug and multiple drug use among drivers 

WHO: NTSB researchers and board members

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time

HOW: A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/ ​

REGI​STER​ in advance to receive a calendar update about the upcoming board meeting​​

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy will take questions from reporters during a media availability scheduled to start 30 minutes after the board meeting ends. Journalists wishing to participate should send an email to ntsbmediarelations@ntsb.gov. A link with instructions will be emailed.      

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).