OSR Journal of Student Research


Roger J. Chin


Drunk driving is an issue that directly and indirectly affects everyone in society. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010 there were approximately 2,715 driving fatalities involving alcohol or drugs in the state of California. In those 2,715 fatalities, 1,848 involved alcohol (“California Counties,” 2011). Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious issue in the Inland Empire because out of the 58 counties in California, San Bernardino County and Riverside County consistently rank as some of the counties with the most DUI fatalities.

This study analyzed the significant reduction in the number of DUI related fatalities from 2007-2010 in the Inland Empire and the importance of continued research on the effectiveness of DUI reduction programs.