Government Releases New Drunk Driving StatisticsLast month, the United States Government released new drunk driving statistics. The statistics are important to understanding the full scope of the problem, and more importantly to preventing future drunk driving deaths.
According to the CDC, there were approximately 112 million incidents of drunk driving during 2010.
More Details about 2010 Drunk Driving Statistics
Of the roughly 112 million cases of drunk driving during 2010, the CDC estimates that:
- Men were responsible for 4 out of 5, or more than 80% of the drinking and driving incidents.
- Young men aged 21 - 34, who only make up 11% of the U.S. population, were responsible for almost 33% of all drinking and driving incidents.
- About 85% of people who were drinking and driving were also involved in binge drinking, which is defined as 5 drinks for men or 4 drinks for women in a short amount of time.
Auto Accident Attorneys in Atlanta are Committed to Helping Victims of Drunk Driving
While drunk driving has decreased in recent years, drunk drivers are still responsible for a disproportionate number of accident injuries and fatalities each year. Our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers have seen the damage that drunk drivers can do to an individual and to a family when someone decides to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car.
We believe that victims of Atlanta drunk driving accidents deserve justice, and we will fight hard for your fair and just recovery. Please contact one of our experienced and compassionate Atlanta car accident attorneys today for more information about your rights and potential recovery. We can be reached at 1.770.518.1133 to schedule a free consultation.
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