Massachusetts is home to approximately 6.7 million people. In addition to residents, many others visit the state for one reason or the next throughout the year.
Just the same as every other state, Massachusetts has laws in place to protect against drunk driving. Unfortunately, this hasn’t put a stop to this dangerous activity.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, there were 118 drunk driving fatalities in the state last year, which represents roughly 36 percent of all traffic deaths.
If that statistic isn’t enough to open your eyes, here is one shared by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility: there were 8,541 driving under the influence arrests in 2012. That works out to more than 700 per month.
It is not uncommon for a person driving under the influence to cause a car accident. Furthermore, an accident can injure or kill innocent people.
Despite the best effort of law enforcement officials in Massachusetts, there is no way to eliminate drinking and driving. The best they can hope for is to reduce the number of people who drive while intoxicated.