Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk Driving Statistics

In America, on average, nearly 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. 900,000 people are arrested each year for DUI/ DWI, and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. According to DrunkAndDriving.Org In Ohio alone, 27 people out of 10,000 will be arrested for drunk driving. 90% of all drunk driving happens after drinking with family, friends, and coworkers. There is almost always somebody around who could be part of the solution. Don’t let drunk driving happen right in front of you.

DUI Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a driver who had at least one prior DUI or DWI conviction was to blame for about 1400 fatal car accidents in 2000. This accounts for about 8.5% of all alcohol-involved automobile accidents where a fatality has occurred.

Any person who decides to drink alcohol and then gets behind the wheel in the state of Ohio is just asking to be stopped by police and arrested for driving while intoxicated. To be considered legally drunk, you must register a.08 or more on the breathalyzer. And, accident or not, the police can pull you over on suspicion of DUI if you exhibit any signs of being under the influence while driving.

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