National Drunk Drugged Driving Prevention Month 2022
Shocking & Surprising Facts about Drunk-Driving
Your Family is waiting for you at Home, and for the people on the road too.
All the Data Given below are to create awareness of Drunk and Drugged Driving, Not to scare the readers.
- Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes.
- Every 45 minutes, One person dies in drunk-driving crashes in the United States.
- In 2020, 11,654 Deaths from Drunk-Driving Crashes.
- Drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations.08 g/dL or higher are responsible for around 30% of all traffic crash fatalities, in the United States.
- 56% of the drivers involved in crashes, causing serious injury and death, tested positive for at least one drug (Based on studied trauma centers, Oct-Dec 2020).
- The Nationwide use rate of seat belts was 90.4% in 2021, indicating that many Americans are aware of their potential for saving lives.
- 51% of the 23,824 passengers who died in passenger vehicles in 2020 were not wearing seat belts, an increase of 4% from the previous year.
- In 2020, it was known that 57% of passengers aged 13 and 14 who died in crashes were not restrained.
- In 2017, 14,955 lives were saved by seat belt use in passenger vehicles.
- 11,258 persons were killed by speeding in 2020.
- Most accidents occur within 25 miles of the Home.
- Car accidents are the biggest cause of mortality for teenagers, and approximately one-quarter of fatal accidents involve an underage drinking driver.
- A BAC of.01 g/dL or greater was present in 29% of 15 to 20-year-old drivers who died in collisions in 2020.
- According to NHTSA estimates, from 1975 to 2017, minimum drinking age regulations prevented 31,959 fatalities.
- The age categories of 21 to 24 and 25 to 34 had the largest percentages of drunk drivers (those with BACs of.08 g/dL or higher) in 2020.
- 5,268 motorbike riders lost their lives in road accidents in 2020. 1,436 (27%) of the motorcycle riders had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 g/dL or above.
- When compared to other vehicle categories, motorcycle drivers involved in fatal collisions had the greatest rate (27%) of drunk drivers.
- In 2020, 35% of fatal motorcycle accidents involved drunk riders aged 45 to 49.