Do you know what the drunk driving accidents statistics are in the United States? The annual number of people arrested for drinking and driving under the influence is staggering. Last year 10,322 died in drunk driving crashes. Every year 1,000,000 people are arrested for drunk driving.
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Drunk Driving Accidents Facts & Statistics
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 1: An estimated 1/3 of all drivers who are arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 2: Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for a DUI, driving under the influence, of either alcohol and/or narcotics in 2011.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 3: Males are more likely to drive drunk or under the influence than females.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 4: The highest rate of drunk drivers is among the ages of 21-25 years old.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 5: A standard alcoholic beverage is defined as a 1.5 12 oz. beer, 5 oz. glass of wine, or 1.5 oz. of hard liquor.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 6: Per hour the average person metabolizes an alcoholic beverage at the rate of one standard drink.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 7: Costs associated with drunk driving in the United States estimate around $500 per person per year.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 8: A driver is estimated to drive drunk at least 80 times before they are caught for a DUI.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 9: Drinking coffee, sprite, exercising, cold water, or other myths will not sober a person up. Lots of hydration, rest, and time will.
Drunk Driving Accidents Fact 10: One person is estimated to die from a drunk driving accident every 51 minutes.
Resource: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving.)Tags: Aint-Drinking ADs, drinking and driving, Drunk Driving, drunk driving deaths, infographic, infographics, MADD