How Dangerous is Drunk Driving?

We’ve all heard the warnings by now: drinking and driving can not only get you in trouble with the law, it also puts you and every other driver on the road at a higher risk of getting in an accident.

Here are some statistics to consider before going out after a few drinks:

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Here are some reasons why drunk driving comes with stiff penalties:

  • 10,265 people were killed by drunk drivers
  • This is roughly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.
  • 209 children (aged 0-14) were killed by drunk drivers
  • 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • That’s just 1-percent of the 111 million self-reported instances of drunk or drugged driving
  • Marijuana users are 25% more likely to cause a car crash than those who have no evidence of marijuana or alcohol use
  • Since 1982, drunk driving fatalities have decreased 51%, but the ratio of drunk driving fatalities to other road fatalities has slightly increased

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