Everyone Knows the Risks, Yet It Continues

Drunk driving is deadly, yet it still continues to happen across the United States. If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse – be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death.

Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 or higher).  Every day, nearly 30 people die in drunk-driving crashes.

In every State, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, yet one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 48 minutes in the U.S. in 2017.

Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes. In 2017, 21 percent of males were drunk in these crashes, compared to 14 percent for females.

“Men are more likely to be involved in drunk driving fatal crashes.”

NHTSA

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