Is drunk walking as dangerous as drunk driving?
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new government report shows drunk walking can be just as deadly as drunk driving, and it could be a direct result of anti-drunk driving campaigns.
In 2011, the latest data gathered from state highway departments showed, more than one-third of the pedestrians killed in the U.S. had blood alcohol levels higher than the legal limit.
Sandy Heverly of Stop DUI said it's a trend her organization has seen for some time, "They unintentionally step out into traffic. They step off the curb. They get in front of a vehicle and then we have another fatality or very serious injury."
Heverly said pedestrians need to be as aware of the dangers of being impaired, as drivers are.