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Drunk driving facts



The easiest drunk driving facts to understand are most often overlooked. An alcohol related motor vehicle crash kills someone every 31 minutes, and non fatally injuries someone every two minutes. Most drinking and driving episodes go undetected. In 2002, about 1.5 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That's slightly more than one percent of the 120 million self-reported episodes of alcohol impaired driving among U.S. adults each year. Drunk driving is a problem, that we just can't seem to stop. Check points on holidays just are not enough. So many innocent victims are killed every day. During 2003, 8,089 passenger vehicle occupants under 15 years old were involved in fatal crashes. They were simply just passengers in an alcohol related car accident. Why can't we stop the insanity. What do we have to do in order to be able to drive safely down the road. Why is it so important for these drivers to put the rest of our lives in danger.

The drunk driving facts are out there, but is anyone paying attention? Why does it take a personal tragedy for someone to make a change? Did you know that about one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol are repeat offenders. So at this rate, exactly how long with it take us to win this fight? There are some organizations committed to putting an end to the maddness. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, commonly referred to as MADD is a great source for drunk driving facts. They list all the statistics and drunk driving facts for each state. You can even search for the laws in your state. The mothers who have lost loved ones, help others cope with the pain. MADD has helped shape many of the drunk driving laws that are currently in effect.

Before you take your next drink, and get behind the wheel. Think about all the drunk driving facts and statistics. Is it really worth what might happen. There are other options. Bus, taxicab, or a friend even. Better yet, walk. You could save a life.

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