Drunken driving claimed an estimated 26,000 lives and over one million injuries throughout the United States in 1981.
The family is especially victimized by these tragedies. Churches are family related and thus are in an ideal position to deal with alcohol and its related problems.
The National Association of Evangelicals challenges its constituency to address this national crisis. All evangelical churches, ministers and individuals are urged to join community efforts to create public awareness of this national problem and join in court monitoring, petitioning, and letter writing in support of legislative and judicial actions designed to prevent further deaths and injuries.