One evening out, one night of celebration, one party can change your life… but unfortunately it may not be in the way you thought. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying with your friends and family when you go out, it is absolutely important that you do so responsibly. The most devastating think about driving drunk is that the driver not only endangered his or her own life but the lives of others on the road as well. It is heart-wrenching when someone who is just on their way back from the office meets with an accident and can never see their loved ones because of an irresponsible and careless drunk driver. This block highlights some alarming but important statistics behind truck driving accidents in today’s world.
Thousands die every year
buffer the most alarming state connected to DUI is the number of deaths every year. The center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that every close to 11,000 people die because of an alcohol-impaired driver. If you sit down to calculate you will see that the number of deaths works out to one death every 50.
High financial costs
if the shocking loss of life is not bad enough, Driving Truck can also cost you a lot, financially. Statistics suggest that in a certain country, like the US, the financial cost of driving drunk goes up to billions of dollars every year. The nonprofit organization’s mother against drunk driving estimates that in the US alone driving-related accidents cost a today total of $132 billion dollars.
Millions of reported incidents
Over the last couple of years, Government and law enforcement officers report that there was a significant increase in the number of alcohol-related accidents on the road. Records reveal that, in 2010, there were about 112 million incidents of DUI in the US. considered that it is almost 3 million incidents of driving drunk each day we should be grateful that not all those incidences are fatal.
The sharp increase in DUI among youth
The sad truth is that a majority of drunk driving incidents involve young people and adolescents. Especially those within the age group of 18 – 34 years, account for close to 32% of all DUI episodes. To counteract this trend, it is essential for college and educational institutions to create awareness among students and young professionals about driving drunk.
Most accidents occur on weekends
The weekend is a great time to relax and enjoy, but unfortunately, there are Limbs when things take a dark turn. A recent study conducted by the national highway traffic safety administration found that out of every 7 drivers on the road driving the weekends at least one is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The best way to solve the problem of late-night drinking just gives the car a miss and all take a cab home.
The phrase ‘one for the road’ May sound like a great way to end the night with your friends but for the sake of life and the lives of your near and dear ones. it is better to rethink that last drink.