Drunk Driving Stats  

Drunk driving statistics can be scary for people who do not drink and drive. However, these statistics should eye openers for all who drive. Drunk drivers are not only a menace to themselves but pose danger to other people. People are always encouraged to report a drunk driver to authorities so that these drivers can be removed from the roads before they injure or kill themselves or others.

Here are some drunk driving statistics:

  • A drunk driver kills someone every 39 minutes.
  • Every minute someone is injured due to drunk driving.
  • According to one survey conducted in 2002, Americans took over 159 million alcohol-impaired driving trips in 2001.
  • Eight teenagers die every day in car crashes due to alcohol.
  • The maximum number of drunk drivers involved in fatal accidents are motorcycle drivers followed by light truck drivers and finally cars.
  • The highest percentage of drunk drivers belong to the age group of 18-24.
  • It has been found that more than half of all drunk drivers who have had a fatal crash have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or more. In most states, the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent.
  • In the US, a driver is said to be drunk if his blood alcohol level is above 0.08 percent. However, in some countries this level is much lower, around 0.05 percent. Still in other countries, it is illegal to drive even if a person has had just one glass of wine.

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