Dec

10

‘Tis The Season for DUIs

By Mike

In December 2010, alcohol-related car accidents caused an average of 25 deaths per day, accounting for 30% of all motor vehicle accidents that month. New Year’s Day has been found to be the deadliest day of the year for drunk driving deaths.


In this infographic, you’ll learn how to avoid a DUI arrest this season. (hint – don’t drink and drive!)

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Who’s Most at Risk?

Men:

  • Men represent 78% of the drivers invovled in fatal alcohol-related accidents.

Young Adults:

  • Drivers 21 to 34 years old were alcohol impaired and involved in fatal crashes more often than any other age group.

Night Drivers:

  • Drivers on the roadways between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. were involved in 78% of alcohol-related fatalities in December 2010.
  • Nearly half of drivers involved in fatal crashes from 12 a.m. to 2:59 a.m. had BACs of .15 or higher.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

  • The national DUI enforcement blitz.
  • The campaign will run from December 12, 2012, to January 1, 2013.
  • Local law enforcement will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

DUI Prevention

  • Plan Ahead: Find a designated driver if you’ll be drinking.
  • If you’ve been drinking, stay where you are.

Time is the only thing that sobers a person.

  • The liver metabolizes one drink an hour.

If you cannot stay where you are:

  • Call a taxi.
  • Call a family member or friend.
  • Use public transportation.

Do not let anyone who’s been drinking get behind the wheel.

This report is brought to you by Total DUI.

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