WASHINGTON (Dec. 9, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board has canceled the Dec. 13 board meeting on a new safety report examining alcohol and drug use in drivers. The board will instead hold an electronic vote on the report. The approved report will be available on the NTSB’s website within 30 days of the board’s adoption.
The new safety research report 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 report also makes recommendations on how to reduce crashes caused by drug-impaired drivers, including what communities need to do to support impaired-driving education, equitable enforcement, and treatment interventions for impaired 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 continues. Preventing alcohol- and other drug-impaired driving is on the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.
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