Drunk Driving

Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) and involves operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent. Getting behind the wheel after having even just a few drinks can prove to be dangerous to yourself, pedestrians and other drivers.

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Understanding Drunk Driving

Understanding Drunk DrivingDriving under the influence (DUI), or impaired driving, refers to drinking alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle. Motor vehicles are not limited to just cars; this also includes bicycles, motorcycles, golf carts, boats, jet-skis, and lawn mowers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), approximately 10,265 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2015, accounting for 29% of all total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States. It is also estimated that 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence of alcohol. Impaired driving continues to be a serious traffic safety and public health issue for the entire country.

It is illegal in forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to drive with blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 or higher. Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the percentage of alcohol in the bloodstream. If someone has a BAC at or above the legal limit, they are legally considered impaired. However, it’s important to note that critical thinking and fine motor skills begin to drop as early as the first sip of alcohol, which is well below the legal limit.

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Drunk Driving Statistics

21-25

year olds

Young people between the ages of 21 to 25 years old are the most likely to drunk drive.

1/3

drunk drivers

Repeat offenders comprise almost one-third of all convicted drunk drivers.

$100

billion

Alcohol-related accidents cost taxpayers $100 billion.

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Consequences of Driving Drunk

If someone drives drunk and survives a crash that injures or kills other people, he or she must live with the consequences. That emotional burden can be worse than any bodily harm.

But the physical perils of drunk driving are immense, too. Impaired driving can cause accidents that lead to paralysis, disfigurement, brain damage, and even death.

Impaired driving is also a crime. Drunk drivers often pay significant fines, lose their license. and face higher insurance costs. Common punishments for conviction of a drunken driving-related offense can include:

  • Driver’s license suspension / revocation
  • Imprisonment in jail
  • Vehicle impoundment
  • Vehicle license plate confiscation
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) restrictions
  • Alcohol abuse evaluations
  • Mandatory alcohol abuse treatment programs
  • Monitored sobriety

Drunk Driving Dangers

Alcohol’s sedative effects impair a driver’s decision-making skills and coordination. An impaired driver lacks the ability to quickly and decisively avoid an accident or even perform routine driving maneuvers. Drunk drivers endanger themselves and everyone on the road, increasing the risk of automobile crashes and deaths.

Alcohol-impaired automobile crashes comprised almost 31 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in 2012.

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impaired driving doesn’t just affect those in cars. Drunken motorcyclists, boaters and jet-skiiers are all at risk of causing accidents and injuries.

Drunk driving is as prevalent as it is lethal. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 4 million American adults committed an estimated 112 million drunk-driving incidents in 2010 alone. Despite the high volume of drunk driving episodes, only a small percentage of impaired drivers are arrested. There are almost 300,000 drunk driving incidents in America each day.  Arrests are made in only 0.013 percent of these cases.

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Drunk Driving and Addiction Treatment

Drunk driving may be the symptom of an alcohol addiction. Continuing to drink in spite of a DUI conviction or a stint in jail is often a telltale sign of addiction. Learn how addiction professionals diagnose addiction today.

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