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20 Sobering DUI Statistics

WARNING! 20 SOBERING DUI Statistics In some states, if you are pulled over for a DUI and blow less than .08% BAC, you could still be arrested and convicted of a DUI if the officer believes that your ability to drive safely has been impaired by alcohol. For the safety of others and yourself, the smart choice is always not to drink and drive. THE FACTS $500 R.IP Every minute, 1 person is injured from an alcohol This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes 1 every 50 minutes. Drunk driving Costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year. related crash. 1 IN 3: 8th graders People will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Teen deaths due to car crashes, is alcohol related. drink alcohol REPEAT OFFENDERS An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80x before first arrest. 50 to 75% of convicted drunk drivers Continue to drive on a suspended license. MARA Kids who start drinking young are 7X more likely UNDER THE LEGAE AGE to be in an alcohol-related crash. 1 in 5 teens binge drink. Only 1 in 100 parents believe his or her teen binge drinks. -0000 Teen alcohol use kills about 6000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined. STANDARD DRINK CHART (U.S.) Alcohol Alcohol (% by vol.) Serving Size Amount (Fl oz) Alcohol (Fl oz) 80 proof liquor 40% 1 shot 1.5 0.6 US FI oz Table wine 12% 1 glass 0.6 US FI oz Beer 5% 1 can 12 0.6 US FI oz BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION: MOST DUI RELATED TRAFFIC DEATHS BY STATE (2010) 44% .08 44% North Dakota 42% TYPICAL EFFECTS. South Carolina Muscle coordination becomes poor (e.g., balance, speech, vision, reaction time, & hearing) Harder to detect danger Texas Judgment, self-control, reasoning, & memory are impaired Predictable Effects on Driving: Concentration Short-term memory loss Speed control. Reduced information processing capability (e.g., signal detection, visual search) > Impaired perception Extreme BAC In 1995, a man in Wroclaw, Poland, had a car accident. At the hospital, his BAC was determined to be 1.48%. Concerned that their equipment was malfunctioning, doctors also performed five separate lab tests, all of which confirmed the man's blood alcohol content. He died a few days later from wounds from the car accident. CITED SITES: Brought to you by

20 Sobering DUI Statistics

shared by eddiejsd on May 16
This infographic has 20 very sobering DUI statistics that hopefully will make you think twice before driving under the influence. It is beautifully designed and serves as a good reminder of why drivi...


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