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Drinking and Driving: Know the Facts

Driving can be dangerous when every person on the road is 100 percent sober. If you add somebody to the mix who is under the influence, there is a greater chance of an accident.

Here is a fact from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) that will open your eyes:

“Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion.”

This alone proves that drinking and driving is extremely dangerous. And unfortunately, you don’t have to be the one who is impaired to be injured in an accident.

The NCIPC shares additional statistics and facts, such as these:

  • In 2012, approximately 10,300 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.
  • In 2010, more than 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The best thing you can personally do is never drink and drive. Along with this, always be aware of what is going on around you, including erratic behavior by other drivers.

When a person is injured by a drunk driver, they often reach out to a personal injury attorney to learn about their legal rights.

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