Drunk driving is an epidemic as most drivers in Connecticut know. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is behind 29% of all roadway fatalities. Drunk driving crashes accounted for 11,000 fatalities and over 200,000 cases of injury in 2017 alone. With automakers focusing so much on semi-autonomous vehicle technology, it may be a good time to start developing drunk driving prevention systems.
The urge to be as productive as possible has contributed to the problem of distracted driving on roads in Connecticut and other states. According to a AAA study, 88% of respondents said that they felt that distracted driving was becoming an increasing problem. In many cases, drivers feel as if they won't become a victim of distracted driving. Therefore, it is important for employers to use science in an effort to help limit distracted driving and its negative consequences.