According to nationwide study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of drunken driving in the nation. More than 26 percent of Wisconsin adults that were surveyed say they had driven under the influence of alcohol at one point or another.

But now, a new study shows that the number of drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin has actually been cut in half.  While the DOT chief of safety Randy Romanski, believes that the numbers are still to high, the Wisconsin DOT has credited education and enforcement for the drop in drunk driving deaths.

By educating drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving, so they recognize the consequences and dangers of drunk driving and subsequently motivate people to stop driving drunk. Wisconsin has created an app called, Zero In WI to help people find a safe ride home if they find they’ve had too much to drink.  And teaming with programs like the Tavern League’s safe ride home, (it’s found in over 60 Wisconsin counties) and has received national attention for its efforts to reduce alcohol related crashes, save lives, and reduce the number of traffic deaths.

Because the goal of law enforcement is to prevent people from drinking and driving, local police, sheriffs, and state patrol have also been enforcing the no drinking and driving law by informing drivers of when and where they will be out looking for impaired drivers.

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