Feds: Rhode Island Not Doing Enough to Fight Drunk Driving

December 2, 2008

Federal transportation officials say Rhode Island’s efforts to curb drunken driving are falling short.

The National Transportation Safety Board this week said that the Ocean State is one of bottom three states in the nation when it comes to following agency recommendations to address drunken driving accidents and deaths.

The safety board developed 11 recommendations in 2000 for how states could reduce alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. Rhode Island has enacted just two of them. Only Michigan and Montana have enacted so few.

Gabrielle Abbate, executive director of the state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, says Rhode Island lacks legislative leadership when it comes to cracking down on drunken driving.

Information from: The Providence Journal

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