Drunk Driv­ing Sta­tis­tics

Record Observer - - COMMUNITY -

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

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