DUI: Drunk Driving accidents facts

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Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by DALA Staff Writer


Driving under Intoxication (DUI)

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence in almost all states in the US. In order to ensure that people are made aware of the rules and regulations a number of measures have been taken by the government and other social organizations to educate the public and to create awareness about hazardous consequences of drinking and driving. Severe punishments such as heavy fines and penalties together with jail term have been imposed by the government in order to curb the rise in the number of DUI accidents.

Drunken Driving Accident Facts

Given below is a list of facts pertaining to drunken driving accidents.

  • The average Blood Alcohol content (BAC) among those drivers who have been involved in a drunken driving accident is around .16.
  • The risk of a driver with a high a BAC level meeting with an accident is around 385 times that of someone with no trace of alcohol.
  • On an analysis of the leading cause of death for people up to the age group of 30 years are drunken driving accidents and consequent vehicular crashes.
  • While close to thirty percent of accidents and crashes during the week were due to drinking and driving, the percentage was 50% during the weekends.
  •  The involvement of alcohol in such crashes varies between 5 to 12%in all fatal crashes.
  • Involvement of alcohol is 5 times more in the night than during the day.
  • Statistics reveal that fatal accidents due to drinking and driving involve 32% of youngsters between the age group of 21 to 24 years, close to 27% between the age group of 25 to 34 and 23% of individual in the age group of 34 to 44 years.
  • With regard to the number men and women involved in such alcohol related crashes, male drivers account for 25% of the cases, while female drivers account for 12%.
  • Most of alcohol related accidents occur in the night between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • It is has been proved beyond doubt that fatal accidents happen where the BAC level of the driver is beyond the specified level of .8 point.
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