Each year, about 200 children die and another 4,000 are physically injured while being driven by a drinking adult. The number of children involved in alcohol-related crashes annually is much higher because children who escape the crash without serious physical harm are not considered. This trend is particularly disturbing because of the significant improvements in vehicle safety and child restraints, which should better protect children, as well as the passage of vehicle child endangerment laws intended to protect children from being endangered by riding with a driver under the influence of alcohol.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) R21AA026031
Other Key Staff:
- Eileen Taylor, MS
- Ann Romosz