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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sobering Up Blog
America is currently in the grip of an addiction crisis—the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), over 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than the number of Americans killed during the entirety of the Vietnam War. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction have been well-publicized in recent years, many states continue to designate alcohol abuse as their priority.
SCRAM in the News
In 2017, 745 people on bail conditions or probation/parole in Lancaster County wore a SCRAM device under the county’s DUI repeat offender program.
Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.