Even though the rate of DUIs has fallen in 2013 doesn’t mean that this New Year’s Eve will be safe. The sad reality is that too many people drive under the influence and end up hurting people, and the holidays are the peak season for alcohol-related accidents. It’s so simple – don’t drink and drive.
Here are some facts about drunk driving that every driver should know:
- One person is killed every half-hour due to drunk driving.
- Each year approximately 16,000 people are killed in alcohol related crashes.
- Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities