Did You Know?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for
Americans from age 3 to 33.
One young person dies every 3 hours from a alcohol related car crash.
Alcohol was involved in 39 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2004.
Alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost the public more than $50
billion in 2000, and 75 percent of these costs occurred in crashes where a
driver or non-occupant had a blood alcohol concentration of (BAC) of .10 or
higher. (remember, .08 is the law)
About every 31 minutes, someone is killed in the United States in an
Impaired driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the United
About one-third of all drivers arrested for DWI have a previous DWI
For 2004, the most frequently recorded BAC level among drinking drivers
involved in fatal crashes was.18.
It is estimated that half al all drivers arrested and half of those convicted
of DWI have BACs of .15 or above.