By Jaycie Fetter
Alcohol Related Crashes
- 2010 had the highest number of fatal, alcohol related crashes
- 2010 had the highest number of alcohol related deaths
- 311 alcohol related crashes occurred
- 2010 had the highest amount of alcohol related injuries.
- 282 passengers in the car with a drunk driver died in crashes
- 41% of alcohol related deaths occur on holiday weekends.
- Labor day has the highest death rate due to alcohol use.
- the age groups 21-25 have the highest amount of drunk drivers
- The total number of alcoholic crashes for males (all ages) is 7,592
- The total number of alcoholic crashes for females (all ages) is 2,666
The Majority of fatal traffic deaths related to alcohol occur between 8:oo am and 4:oo pm. More fatal non-alcohol related crashes happen between 12:oo pm. Most fatal alcohol related crashes occur on Saturdays.
Underage Drinking and DUI
Underage drinking: Myth or Fact
Fact: Alcohol increases your risk for many deadly diseases such as cancer. Drinking too much alcohol can cause alcohol poisoning which can result in death.
Myth: Drinking will make me cool.
Fact: There's nothing cool about stumbling around, passing out, or throwing up. It can also cause bad breath and weight gain.
Myth: Drinking is a good way to loosen up at parties
Fact: Drinking is a dumb way to loosen up. It can make you act silly, say things you shouldn't say, and do things you wouldn't normally do.
Myth: All of the other kids drink alcohol, I need to drink to fit in.
Fact: If you really want to fit in, stay sober. Most youth don't drink. 70% of youth haven't touched a drink in the past month.