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Drunk Driving

Getting Rid Of Alcohol After Drinking

A BAC of.08 g/dL means that it takes around six hours after drinking for the body to entirely remove alcohol from its system.1)

Extremely Dangerous

A driver who has taken alcohol increases their risk of being in a fatal collision by 11 times compared to a driver who has not.2)

Most Common Time Of DUI

Alcohol is a factor in over 75% of fatal collisions that happen between midnight and 3am. Additionally, the conclusion of happy hour and the beginning of lunchtime, respectively, at 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., saw an increase in DUI arrests.3)

Not Wearing Seatbelts

The percentage of intoxicated drivers who cause fatal incidents where no one is wearing a safety belt is close to 75%.4)


About 18% of fatal auto accidents involve drugs other than alcohol, and the most common combination of these drugs plus alcohol is marijuana and cocaine.5)

Average Amount To Become Drunk

For a 170-pound man, it only takes three to four drinks to get inebriated enough to drive. For an average-sized lady, it might just take 1 to 3.6)

Only 27% of American drivers can accurately name the legal BAC level for their state, despite the fact that more than 80% of American drivers had heard of the phrase BAC (blood alcohol concentration).7)

Worst Statistics

South Africa has the greatest number of fatalities due to drunk driving. Alcohol is a contributing factor in nearly six out of every ten fatalities (58%) on South African roadways. Comparatively, alcohol is a factor in 31 percent of all traffic fatalities in the US.8)

Driving After Suspension

Between 50 and 75 percent of drunk drivers who have been convicted still have their licenses suspended.9)


In the United States, the annual cost of drunk driving-related deaths and injuries is roughly $44 billion.10)


In their lifetime, two out of every three persons will be involved in a drunk driving accident.11)

Most Often During Weekends

On weekends, drunk driving occurs most frequently.12)

Horrible Statistics

28.7 million individuals admitted to driving while intoxicated in 2013. More people live in this area than live in Texas as a whole.13)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Since MADD was started in 1980, the number of drunk driving fatalities in the US has decreased by half.14)

Before Getting Arrested

Before being arrested, the typical drunk driver had driven more than 80 times.15)


More than 300,000 drunk driving incidents occur in the US every day, yet only around 3,200 of these incidents result in arrests.16)

Drunk driving accounts for about one-third (31%) of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States.17)


The average cost of drunk driving for an adult in America is $800 annually.18)

Men In Comparison To Women

Men are almost twice as likely as women to be involved in a fatal incident when driving under the influence of alcohol.19)

Ignition Interlocks

A sort of breathalyzer for a person's automobile is an ignition interlock. In particular, it stops a car's engine from starting if a driver has a high blood alcohol content. About 70% fewer people have been arrested for driving while intoxicated.20)

Child Deaths

209 or 19% of the 1,070 road fatalities involving children aged 0 to 14 that occurred in 2014 included a drunk driver. More over half of the dead kids were in the car with the inebriated driver.21)

Teenage Deaths

Alcohol is to blame for more than half of all adolescent fatalities in auto accidents.22)


Drunk and drugged driving prevention month is in December.23)

More Alcohol Than Milk

Alcohol consumption in the United States is higher per person than that of milk. The United States has more registered automobiles and kilometers of road than any other nation in the world.24)

Henry Ford Quote

“Booze had to leave when modern industry and the motor car came in,” said Henry Ford, the inventor of the automobile.25)

Every 45 Minutes

Every 45 minutes, a drunk driver kills someone in the United States alone.26)

North Dakota And Montana

When it comes to deaths and DWI arrests, North Dakota leads the USA, with Montana following in second. 27)

Top 10 Most Dangerous States

The following list of the top 10 states with the highest risk of drunk driving: 1) North Dakota, 2) Montana, 3) Idaho, 4) Wisconsin, 5) South Carolina, 6) South Dakota, 7) Pennsylvania, 8) New Mexico, 9) Rhode Island, and 10) Vermont.28)

Candice Lightner

After a drunk driver murdered her daughter in Irving, Texas, in 1980, Candice Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). She eventually quit the group because she thought its emphasis had switched from stopping drunk driving to stopping alcohol usage in general.29)

Happens More Often In Rural Counties

Rural counties experience more drunk driving than big cities do.30)

drunk_driving.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/24 23:42 by eziothekilla34