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Drunken driving deaths dip with recession but will it last? [WI]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Rick Romell

Posted on 08/25/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT by RicocheT

Among the few blessings of the worst recession in seven decades, you might count these:

A sharp drop in drunken driving deaths in hard-drinking Wisconsin, and a pronounced downturn in arrests for driving under the influence.

After basically rising from the mid-1990s through 2007, fatalities in traffic crashes where at least one driver was drunk plunged by a remarkable 35% in 2008.

It wasn't a statistical blip. The annual death counts since then have remained at the new, much-lower levels. Had the pre-recession trend line continued, hundreds more Wisconsin residents arguably would have died in drunken driving crashes over the last five years. Most probably would have been the drunk drivers themselves.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: drunkdriving; owi; recession
Finally, something good due to Obama's 5+ years of failing to turn our economy around. Boozers stay at home while getting drunk as bar price alcohol is too pricey and they have no money to gas their car as well.
1 posted on 08/25/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Great...waiting for the follow up story on the bars going out of business and about all of the people losing their jobs.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 10:20:55 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: RicocheT

LIFE IS ALWAYS BETTER DURING A COMMUNIST INSPIRED ECONOMIC DEPRESSION LINKED WITH A COMMUNIST MUSLIM PRESIDENT OF THE DEMONIC PERSUASION.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 10:43:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: RicocheT; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Drunk driving down in Wisconsin as side result of recession.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 9:14:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Couldn’t find a picture of the Wisconsin version, but we have a campaign going similar to this one: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23144745/drunken-driving-crackdown-in-mich-features-cruiser-cab#axzz2d5TEwf9t


5 posted on 08/26/2013 7:55:25 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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