Drinking and Driving

by Brittany Olsten

please do not drink and drive

  • Nearly 13,000 people are killed each year in alcohol-related accidents
  • Hundreds of thousands more are injured
  • Alcohol-related crashes cost American taxpayers over $100 billion
  • Over 1.4 million arrests for DWI each year (less than 1% of 159 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving) and 780,000 are convicted
  • Two-thirds of those sentenced to incarceration are repeat offenders

All states in the U.S. have adopted .08% BAC (blood alcohol concentration) as the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle for drivers aged 21 years or older.



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