Drinking and driving is illegal in Florida.
But, according to Dr. David Daley, who is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s chief medical officer, the state has an incentive to reduce the problem.
He said that drinking and driving rates are at their lowest levels in decades.
And while there are currently no statewide DUI laws, Daley said that, because of a lack of funding and a lack and lack of coordination, enforcement is slow.
“There’s a lot of state funding that goes into this,” he said.
“You can’t control how much money is flowing into this.”
The Daley Institute for Health Policy and Public Policy Research has compiled a list of local, state and federal agencies that are charged with combating the growing problem.
Some agencies include DUI enforcement, which is funded by local governments and local governments themselves, Daly said.
The other agencies include law enforcement, drug treatment and mental health, and public safety.
In the state of Florida, there are nearly 4,000 DUI arrests per year, according the state Department of Justice.
The state has seen a 60% increase in DUI arrests since 2009.
Florida has a population of more than 40 million people.
And the state’s population is expected to grow by more than 7 million people by 2050.
Dr. Daley also pointed out that drunk driving deaths are the leading cause of death among men and women ages 20-34, with nearly 1,400 deaths in 2017.
He noted that one out of every 3 people killed in drunk driving accidents is a young child, and the other one is a 65-year-old man.
“The majority of those crashes, that are really the ones that are the hardest to prevent, is children under the age of 15,” he told Bleacher Health.
The Daly Institute for health policy and public policy research has compiled an information guide on drinking and Driving, including maps and videos of DUI checkpoints and a timeline of how many people die each year.
“These checkpoints are a part of a much larger strategy to address the underlying problem of a society where there is so much violence, so much sexual and drug abuse, so many alcohol and drug-related crimes, and it’s so difficult to do anything about it,” Daley added.
“We have to do a better job of getting people out of cars and into treatment, and then hopefully it can help to lower the number of people who are dying.”