Drunk Driving Statistics
Some sobering statistics about drunk driving:
1. Ever yday in the U.S., another 27 people die as a results of drunk driving crashes.
2. Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 3200 are arrested.
3. About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk drivers are repeat offenders
4. Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
5. Drunk driving costs the U.S. $132 billion a year.
6. In 2013, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol — that’s more than the population of Texas.
7. About 1 in 7 teens binge drinks, yet only 1 in 100 parents believe his or her teen binge drinks.
8. 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
9. On average, 2 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
10. In 2015, 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes — 1 every 51 minutes — 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.
11. High school students who use alcohol or other substances are 5 times more likely to drop out of school.
12. An average drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before their first arrest.
*Statistics from the M.A.D.D. website