Drinking and Driving Facts
- 1You are impaired after 1 drink, and are over the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle (.08 BAC)
- 2Each year 1,500,000 people are arrested for drunk driving in the United States.
- 3This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes - one every 50 minutes.
- 4An average drunk driver has driven drunk 87 times before their first arrest.
- 5One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
- 6Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.
- 7Teen alcohol use kills about 6000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
Of fatal accidents
- 8Most alcohol-related crashes happened at night, usually during the weekends
- 9For drivers ages 21 to 25...
44 percent of drivers killed had been drinking.
- 10In 2009, 32 percent involved alcohol-impaired drivers. Visit For More Info: http://www.edgarsnyder.com/drunk-driving/statistics.html