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Drunk Driving Statistics

The Real Effects of Drinking Driving every 48 minutes Almost 30 people in the United States die in one motor vehicle accidents that involve an death alcohol-impaired driver every day. Drunk driving costs the nation billions each year... Alcohol-related crashes total more than $51billion annually But more important, our children are at risk.. About half of the 181 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2009 were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver. It doesn't take much to get drunk... .08 180 Ib. Person 3 Beers Blood Alcohol Content Three 12 oz. beers could raise a 180-pound person's blood-alcohol content (BAC) level to 0.08, which is above the legal driving limit and results in: Lack of concentration Short-term memory loss Speed control Reduced information processing capability Impaired perception But the results can be disastrous... Nearly of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. are caused by alcohol-impaired driving crashes. 32% 22,969 Other Driving Crash Deaths 10,839 Alcohol-Impaired Deaths And can result in severe penalties. California DUls penalties include... st Install ignition 1 96 hours to 6 months jail-time interlock Complete DUI Offense $1,000 - $1,600 fine DUI program 6-month license suspension 2nd 2-year license suspension 90 days to 1 year jail time Complete DUI Offense $1,000 - $1,900 fine DUI program 3rd HH 3-year license suspension 120 days to 1 year mandatory jail time 18 months Offense $1,800 - $2,800 fine driving school 4th The fourth offense is a felony DUI with up to three years in state prison, permanent loss of license and more. Offense Ironically, California had the highest number of DUI Arrests in 2008: 214,828 arrests 18 % of the total number of arrests for the year: 1.2 million arrests nationwide DON'T LET THIS BE YOU So before getting behind the wheel under the influence... TAXI Designate a non-drinking driver when with a group. Spend the night if you drank at a party at your friend's house Get a ride home or call a taxi avoid becoming a statistic. Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Car Insurance

Drunk Driving Statistics

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Don’t drink and drive. The following are the staggering statistics of the real effects of drinking and driving.


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