According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI accident fatalities increased from 9,865 in 2011 to 10,322 in 2013. The NHTSA reported that the majority of DUI accidents with fatalities involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15 percent or higher, or almost twice the legal limit. A 2006 study by the NHTSA estimated that there is one drunk driving fatality in the United States every 30 minutes.
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The Georgia State Patrol and the Florida Highway Patrol have jointly created DUI enforcement policies to reduce impaired driving following the annual rivalry football game in Jacksonville. The policy, created several years ago and modified after the last two games between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida, aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate impaired driving following the game.
Pursuant to publicly released details, the north side of the Florida/Georgia border is patrolled by Georgia State Police to stop, test and potentially arrest drunk drivers leaving the game. The Florida Highway Patrol enforced the law south of the border.
The annual rivalry game is known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" for years because of its tradition of wild tailgating parties.
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