DON'T DRINK & DRIVE
What can seem innocent in the moment, can follow with horrifying consequences
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
- 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.
-Courtesy of MADD Canada & dosomething.org