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Drunk driving takes a life every 50 minutes

February 5, 2020

Fatal accidents happen for many reasons; however, drunk driving is one of the most dangerous activities on the road. When drunk, people can't make good decisions or move quickly, leading to more accidents and deaths. Getting the word out about how bad it is to drive drunk and encouraging responsible behavior behind the wheel is essential.

Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road. Officials from the government say that, on average, one person dies every 50 minutes because of it, meaning that 30 people die daily. More than 10,000 people typically perish for a year due to this avoidable reason.

Additional statistics

These incredible statistics make you think twice about getting behind the wheel after a drink. Here are a few more that help show why these accidents keep happening:

  • According to The Zebra's survey in 2019, 26.6% of young women between 18 and 24 said they would still drive a car even if they were "buzzed." The behavior of young women and drunk driving raises concerns about road safety.
  • When college-aged individuals were asked if they could still drive safely after having three to four alcoholic beverages, 37.4% of them said that they could.
  • One way to avoid these accidents is to use rideshare companies. However, when asked if they did this every time they went out, nearly half of all people from 18 years old to 24 years old said they did not.
  • As a result, more than one out of every five people (20.1%) from 35 years old to 44 years old said they knew someone who had lost their life in such a crash.
  • Every year, about 2,000 of the people who lose their lives in these accidents are college students.

As you can see, drunk driving is a significant issue. These statistics focus on young people and those in college, and there’s a reason for it: Many colleges have a drinking culture that increases the risks. However, that’s not to say that only college students cause these crashes or lose their lives in them. Not by a long shot. Many people drive after drinking too much, of all ages.

Why do they do it?

The excuses for drunk driving vary from case to case. As noted above, many people just think they can still drive safely. Others feel they have no other way home, or they do not want to pay for one. Still others get so drunk that they have no recollection of driving later and don’t know why they did it. They just got to a point where their natural inhibitions eroded away.

Have you lost someone?

If you are concerned about the possibility of losing a loved one in a drunk driving accident or if you have already experienced such a tragic event, you must be aware of your rights in Colorado for drunk driving accidents. Knowing your rights can help you get through the court process and get the justice you deserve.

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