LAS VEGAS, Nevada (FOX5) – Clark County is launching Nevada’s first “Place of Last Consumption” program to track where DUI drivers were served their last drink.
This effort is one of several initiatives to curb the rise of lethal drunk driving across Nevada and Clark County, all of which are incorporated into the Clark County Office of Traffic Safety Strategic Planning.
Some of our findings:
- 47% of fatalities are caused by DUI drivers.
- 27% of DUI drivers are between the ages of 21 and 30.
- One-fifth of fatal DUI crashes occur between 9:00 pm and midnight, and then between midnight and 2:00 am.
- 39% of fatal DUI crashes occur on Saturday and Sunday.
The “Place of Last Consumption” program is aimed at young adults. Other states already have such programs in place, said Andrew Bennett, director of the Clark County Department of Transportation Safety.
“With this data and experience with DUI arrests, there is definitely a demographic that we know is young adult males between the ages of 18 and 35,” Bennett said. “Whenever we can focus our efforts on education, hopefully the bottom line will be saved,” he said, adding that state and local laws prohibit serving guests who are already intoxicated. pointed out that it is prohibited to He said some establishments may need more education to spot intoxicated guests.
The program is expected to be implemented by the end of 2023. Other efforts include strengthening partnerships with law enforcement and programs like Mothers Against DUI.
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