on Impaired driving
Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving Launches Summer DUI Campaign
Wyoming Drivers are Urged “Don’t Go Down That Road” STATEWIDE — The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving (GCID) has launched the annual statewide impaired driving campaign, kicking off the spring and summer driving season. This high-visibility message runs from May 21 to September 3. In 2017, there were 668 alcohol involved traffic crashes of which: 34 were fatal crashes with 40 fatalities, 245 injury crashes with 343 people injured, and 389 property damage only crashes, resulting in an 6% decrease of alcohol involved crashes from 2016. The highest months for alcohol crashes were July with 65 (10%), August with 66 (10%), September with 66 (10%) and December with 72 (11%). The weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) make up 56% of all alcohol-involved crashes and 46% of the alcohol crashes occurred between 9 pm to 3 am. While the message will be seen statewide, particular emphasis was placed on the three Wyoming counties with the highest incidences of alcohol-related fatalities — Natrona (106), Johnson (101) and Sweetwater (68). “When someone makes a deliberate choice to drink and drive and ends up in a crash… that’s not an accident,” said Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel Kebin Haller. “There is no ‘safe’ amount of alcohol you can drink before driving and yet, every day in Wyoming, people find themselves at that fork in the road between putting the key in the ignition or making a choice that leads you — and others — to a safe destination." The Governor's Council wants everyone to know that impaired driving is an issue that Wyoming law enforcement will continue to prioritize.”
The number of drug-impaired drivers in Wyoming is on the increase and is becoming an emerging concern. Please go to theDRUG IMPAIRED DRIVINGpage to learn more - Comprehensive report by the Governor's Highway Safety Administration.
ALWAYS BUCKLE UP - IT IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST AN IMPAIRED DRIVER!
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Welcome to the Governor's Council on Impaired Driving website. This website provides up-to-date statistics of crashes involving impaired drivers in Wyoming, information useful for understanding the issues and public safety concerns involved, and information about the Council's initiatives and activities. The Council is committed to finding ways to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths caused by impaired drivers in our state.