Americans love to celebrate the summer with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. Summer is also one of the deadliest seasons of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

Over the 2015 Fourth of July holiday (6 p.m. July 2 to 5:59 a.m. July 6),

  • 146 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
  • 92 people died in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .15 or higher – almost twice the legal limit.

For more information, visit https://one.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/.

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