Drunk driving is a frustrating cause of death. Yet, hourly/daily/weekly we read about one accident or another that can be traced to intoxicated drivers. What follows are some statistics about drunk driving. You may recognize some of them because I have broached the subject of drunk driving in previous articles. But as long as people keep drinking and driving and causing accidents – I’ll keep writing to raise awareness about drunk driving.
Some Very Scary Stastics:
*An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest.
*One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
*Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.
*50 to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
*Teen alcohol use kills about 6000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
*Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year.
*Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and one out of three of those is alcohol related.
*Kids who start drinking young are seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash.
*One in five teens binge drink. Only 1 in 100 parents believe his or her teen binge drinks.
Need I say more?
Greg Baumgartner is a Texas personal injury attorney and a safety advocate.
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