Drunk Driving Statisitcs

“Texas leads the nation in drunk driving crashes and fatalities, with more than 96,000 Texas DUI arrests in 2010.” (CBSDFW.com)

“One person is killed every 48 minutes due to an alcohol-imparied-driving accident”

“In a recent poll of 100 bartenders in the Dallas Metroplex, shockingly less than 50% of the bartenders actually attended bartending school.” Serving alcohol to the public is serious business which should require formal training and education. Bartending schools teach more than just mixing drinks. They teach aspiring bartenders how to serve responsibly, which isn’t something that should be taught on the job over the course of a few months…think about how many mistakes that have been made and potential lives that could have been saved if that bartender actually attended a bartending school and learned how to serve safely prior to ever getting behind the bar. (BADD, 2011)

“Alcohol-related crashes accounted for an estimated 18% of the $103 billion in U.S. auto insurance payments. Reducing alcohol-related crashes by 10% would save $1.8 billion in claims payments and loss adjustment expenses.” (NHTSA, 2010)

“An average drunk driver has driven drunk 87 times before first arrest.” (Stops by Police, and Arrests: Analysis of the 1995 National Survey of Drinking and Driving Attitudes and Behavior)

“In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 32% of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.” (NHTSA, 2009)

“Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year.” (NHTSA, 2002)

“In 2009, a total of 1,314 children age 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those 1,314 fatalities, 181 (14%) occurred in alcohol-impaireddriving crashes. Out of those 181 deaths, 92 (51%) were occupants of a vehicle with a driver who had a BAC level of .08 or higher..” (NHTSA, 2009)

“One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.” (NHTSA, 2001)

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