Drunk Driving Fact  

Drunk driving is more common than we would like to believe. The fact is that nearly half of the people killed in road accidents are killed due to alcohol-related vehicular driving. What drunk drivers do not realize is that they pose a serious danger not only to themselves but also to other drivers and people walking on sidewalks.

Here are some drunk driving facts that should sober you down.

  • In 2006, around 16,005 people were killed due to drunk driving car accidents.
  • Every minute in the United States a person is injured due to drunk driving car accidents.
  • Every 39 minutes one drunk driver is killed in alcohol-related road accident.
  • 3 out of 10 Americans will be involved in drunk driving car accidents at least once in their life time.
  • A survey conducted in 2002 revealed that over 159 million alcohol-impaired trips were taken by Americans in the previous year.
  • In 2006, around 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving while being under the influence of alcohol.
  • In another study carried out in 2002, around 3 percent American youngster between the ages of 18 and 20 admitted to driving while being under the influence of alcohol In the United States, the legal age for purchasing alcohol is 21 but the legal drinking age differs from state to state.
  • Nearly 60 percent of teenagers who die in car accidents die due to alcohol-related accidents
  • In the US, nearly 8 teenagers die everyday due to car accidents caused while driving under the influence.

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