How Drunk Driving Could Affect the Economy
We all know sober driving saves lives, but it may also save money — a lot of money. I'm Gabe Garza with the latest health news. A recent study found that a dramatic fall in impaired driving car crashes since the mid-1980s may have boosted the US economy by $20 billion and increased national income and employment. Every mile that Americans drove impaired in 2010 reduced economic output by $0.80. That might not sound like a lot, but multiply that by over 25 billion miles that Americans drive, and that can really drag down the US economy according to researchers. Preventing traffic crashes reduces crash costs paid by employers and employees. And the related savings filter through the economy, impacting its performance. So remember, when you're out having a good time, have a designated driver to make sure that you and others on the road get home safe.
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