Drunk driving accidents down across the country

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Drunk driving accidents are down across the country. 

According to information from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the number of drunk driving deaths in the country has been cut in half since 1980. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a few factors could go into this, for example, more sobriety checkpoints and stricter drunk driving laws. 

People in Chicopee added that ride-sharing apps and sober drivers could also attribute to fewer drunk driving accidents. 

“We drove,” said Kyle Neves, who spent New Year’s Eve at MGM Springfield. “One driver, one non-driver.”

“They are taking that second thought and thinking that’s not a good idea,” said Tanner Demers, who lives in Chicopee. “I have this option at my dispense so I should use it.”

New Year’s Eve is always one of the biggest party nights of the year. Some told 22News instead of going out to a bar, they choose to stay in and avoid a drunk driving situation altogether. 

“Most people I know would definitely stay in for the night at somebody’s house,” Demers added. 

About 1 in 3 traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver. 

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