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Little Known Statistics Regarding Drunk Driving

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Erik Abrahamson
October 5, 2013
October 5, 2013 | Drunk Driving Victims, Accidents

Below are some interesting and little known drunk driving statistics gathered from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) association:

  • During the past year, females were less likely than males to drive under the influence of alcohol. The percentage points were 15.1 percent male versus 7.9 percent female offenders.

  • In regards to fatal crashes, drivers aged 21 to 24 made up the highest percentage of drunk drivers in 2011 at 32 percent, individuals aged 25 to 34 made up 30 percent and individuals aged 35 to 44 made up 24 percent.

  • Impairment is determined by the amount of alcohol ingested over a set period of time instead of by the type of drink.

  • In 2011, there were 226 children killed as a result of drunk driving vehicular accidents. Of those 226, 122, or 4 percent, were riding with the drunk driver.

  • Each and every day in America, 27 people will die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

  • High school students who partake of alcohol are five times as likely to drop out of school than their peers. Moreover, those that regularly drink do not feel good grades are important.

  • Around 50 to 75 percent of those who were convicted of drunk driving continue to drive on a suspended license.

  • Around every 90 seconds, a person becomes injured due to a drunk driving crash.

  • The average drunk driver has driven while intoxicated at least 89 times before their first drunk driving arrest.

  • A cold shower, exercising or drinking strong coffee will not sober a person up. In fact, the only thing that will sober a person up is time. It takes the average individual one hour to metabolize one drink.

  • Around 15 percent of fatal accidents during the week involve drinking and driving while this type of accident makes up 31 percent of weekend accidents.

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