Driving after drinking alcohol is dangerous
Drunk Driving Statistics
- One in seven of all car accident deaths involves drunk drivers
- Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of death for young Americans, between the ages of 16 and 24 years old
- One American life is lost every 20 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes
- Over 394,000 people have dies in alcohol related accidents in the past 20 years
- Over 17,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents
- 300+ people are killed each WEEK in alcohol related accidents
- 45+ people are killed each DAY in alcohol related accidents
Drunk Driving Vocabulary
BAC - Blood Alcohol Content - this is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in someone's blood. The only way to lower a person's BAC is to give it time to digest through the body.
DUI - Driving while under the Influence - this is a crime and a person can get arrested for DUI.
DWI - Driving while Intoxicated - this is when the BAC is higher than the legal limit. This is also a crime and a person can be arrested for DWI.
What Alcohol can do to your body?
When a person is under the influence of Alcohol they can have:
- impaired vision
- slower reaction times
- difficulty focusing and concentrating
- feeling relaxed and sleepy
- difficulty doing more than one task at a time
- failure to obey road rules