Stay Alive Dont Drink And Drive


During the holidays there are people celebrating all over the world. But some people celebrate too hard. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is very dangerous and causes lots of crashes. About 10,000 people were involved in crashes by drunk driving in 2014. And every year 209 children are involved as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 33,561 people died in traffic crashes in 2012 in the United States, including an estimated 10,000 people who were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (0.8).

Drunk driving is a felony and is super dangerous for people in your town. When drinking always take a taxi or an uber. The holidays are meant for joy, not depression. In 2014, 31% of death annual are by drunk driving. About 50 to 75% of drivers got their driver’s license revoked for driving under the influence. Drunk driving is also the leading cause of teen death.

The most dangerous times on the road are during the holidays. The odds of getting into a driving accident increase during periods when there are more cars on the road, such as rush hour, or when driving conditions are less than optimal as during periods of inclement weather.  But when the number of alcohol-impaired drivers increases, the odds skyrocket. Research into periods when motorists are most vulnerable to accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers offers an instructive roadmap for avoiding those times when driving risks are the greatest.