Statistics

 

Breathalyzer results chart from day 1 of the Toyota Grand prix of Long Beach

 

- There is no shortage of drunk driving statistics and facts out there, its hard to know where to start talking about them. Here are just a few of the most interesting facts about driving under the influence and its effects.

FACT #1

In 2009, in all alcohol related accidents, 70% of drivers has a BAC of .15% or higher! That is nearly DOUBLE the legal limit.

FACT #2

Drivers with a BAC of .15% or more are 380 times MORE LIKELY to be in an accident.

FACT #3

Every half hour someone is killed in the United States due to a drunk driver.

FACT #4

Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic accidents.

FACT #5

Every other minute a person is seriously injured because of an alcohol related accident.

FACT #6

Approximately 30% of all Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident during their lifetime.

FACT #7

New Years Eve has the 2nd highest amount of drunk drivers on the road. Thanksgiving has the most drunk drivers.

FACT #8

The annual cost of alcohol related accidents is more then $132 billion.

FACT #9

1,210 Children age 0-4 were killed in traffic accident in 2010. 17% of those involved an impaired driver. 50% of those kids were riding in the car with the drunk driver.

FACT #10

Of the 112 million self reported cases of drunk driving (300,000 a day), only 1% (1.4 million) were arrested.

FACT #11

50-75% of all convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

FACT #12

Nearly 75% of all drunk driving fatalities happen between 12 and 3 AM – NHTSA

FACT #13

In 2009, 11% of all drivers involved in fatal alcohol related crashes were age 15-20.

FACT #14

10,228 People were killed in alcohol related accidents in 2010.

FACT #15

In 2011, MADD served more than 63,000 victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving.

FACT #16

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), men between the ages of 21 and 24 have the highest rate of drunk driving arrests.

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