What can seem innocent in the moment, can follow with horrifying consequences

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Alcohol affects judgement, hand-eye coordination, ability to focus, ability to see and think clearly, and ability to recognize potentially dangerous or hazardous road conditions or situations. Drivers with even a little alcohol in their systems are more likely to be involved in a crash causing death than a sober driver. -MADD Canada

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  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in 55% of those crashes.
  • By the time a driver reaches a blood alcohol content of .10%, he or she is 51 times more likely than a non-drinking driver to be involved in a fatal crash.
  • In nearly two-thirds of the alcohol-related multiple vehicle crashes, it was the fatally injured teen driver who had been drinking and not the other drivers.
  • In 2011, 9,878 people were victims of drunk drivers.
  • Between 50 to 75% of the people who have had their licenses revoked due to driving under the influence drive illegally without their license.
  • Kids and teens who get involved with alcohol at a young age are 7 times more likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lives.

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