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Help reduce the impact of holiday-related drunk driving and binge drinking.

Drunk driving impacts communities all year long, but holidays often create extra alcohol-related dangers and challenges. Throughout the year, SCRAM Systems publishes data and resources to help educate alcohol clients and communities about the impact of holiday-related drunk driving and binge drinking. Explore this page for stats, infographics, shareable tips for celebrating responsibly, social media images, resources for DUI and alcohol programs, and more.

Summer Drinking & DUIs

With so many people hitting the highways during the summer, a sharp rise in both alcohol-involved crashes and DUIs is expected, especially around the holidays. Raise awareness about summertime activities and drinking—and the potential consequences mixing the two—helping ensure your vacation season remains safe, relaxing, and enjoyable.

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St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef and green rivers are popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions, but for many the main focus of the holiday is alcohol. Data shows that DUIs, alcohol violations, and alcohol-involved crashes spike on the holiday itself, as well as during the corresponding weekend.

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Halloween

Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters—the last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing their boos with booze. DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows’ Eve. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

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Thanksgiving and Christmas

The holiday season brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season. Check out holiday drinking data, tips to support sobriety this season, and targeted resources to raise awareness and help #ChangeTheTrend.

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Superbowl Sunday

The most dangerous place during the Super Bowl isn’t out on the field—it is out on the roads during and after the big game. Data from individuals monitored with SCRAM CAM shows that drinking violations by repeat drunk drivers ordered to stay sober jumps an average of 22% on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Sobering Up Blog

Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That

In 2016, nearly half of all drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 16 and 34. And according to the Pew Research Center, more than 90% of Americans in that age group own a smartphone. Two mobile apps are tapping into those overlapping demographics to target would-be drunk drivers with easier options to find a sober ride home.

SCRAM in the News

Alcohol-sensing ankle monitors the latest tool against repeat DUI incidents in Lake County

With nearly 1,800 DUI arrests in 2016, Lake County has the one of the highest rates of drunk driving in Illinois. A new alcohol monitoring program is designed to keep repeat offenders sober, 24-hours a day.

Client Voices

SCRAM CAM Testimonial

Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.