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Impaired Driving Car Crash Statistics in the United States Infographic

Did you know that 28 people die every day in the United States due to crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers? That’s 1 every 51 minutes. Also, 800 people are injured every day in drunk driving collisions; that’s 1 injury every 2 minutes!

As Spokane personal injury lawyers, unfortunately we see and hear about accidents which are the direct result of someone’s recklessness every day.

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Impaired Driving Crash Statistics in the United States Infographic:

Impaired driving-related accidents could happen to anyone

  • Driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher is considered alcohol-impaired by law
  • You can be impaired and arrested even if your BAC is under 0.08%
  • 28 people die every day in the United States due to crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers–that’s one death every 51 minutes
  • Roughly 800 people are injured every day in drunk driving collisions–that’s one injury every 2 minutes
  • On average, 2 out of 3 people will be involved in an impaired driving collision in their life
  • Non-alcoholic drugs such as cocaine and marijuana are involved in roughly 18% of motor vehicle-related deaths

Impaired driving affects our surroundings as well

  • The estimated annual impact of alcohol-related crashes is over $44 billion
  • Young people are at a greater risk of being involved in a crash when impaired
  • 19% of traffic fatalities among children 14 and younger were due to impaired driving

Repeat offenders are more common than you think

  • Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher that are involved in fatal crashes are 4.5 times more likely to have a prior conviction for impaired driving
  • The average drunk driver will drive impaired over 80 times before their first arrest
  • Only 1-2% of all drunk drivers are arrested each day
  • Up to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on suspended licenses

Sources:

CCD Law