Monday, August 4, 2014

Drunk Driving Facts and Faces: A Drunk Driving Infographic

Drunk driving is indefensible. There’s really not a lot else that you can say about it. Driving drunk is an activity that should never be undertaken by anyone anywhere under any circumstances. There are no excuses. It’s an activity reserved for the grossly irresponsible, and each and every death and injury that results from drunk driving is hopelessly preventable. Despite this, about 30 percent of all fatalities on roadways are the direct result of impaired driving. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in drunk driving incidents. That’s an average of one person dead every 51 minutes, and for no good reason.

Some more bits of information to chew on:
  • More than half of the 226 children killed in drunk driving crashes in 2011 were riding with an inebriated driver (Source: MADD)
  • 1.4 million drunk driving arrests in 2010 represented about 1 percent of all self-reported instances of drunk driving among U.S. adults (Source: CDC)
  • The rate of drunk driving deaths per 100,000 people is around 3.3; in 1991, the rate of drunk driving deaths per 100,000 people was 6.3 (Source:
  • If you operate a vehicle while intoxicated, you are an inexcusable moron of the highest order (Source: Logic)