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Impaired Driving: Get the Facts

Who is Most at Risk?Young Drivers: The risk of being involved in a crash involving alcohol-impairment is greater for young people ages 21 to 24 than for older people.Motorcyclists: 28% of motorcyclists killed in fatal crashes in 2010 had a BAC of 0.08% or higher.Drivers with Prior DWI Convictions: Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher who were involved in fatal crashes were four times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than drivers with no alcohol in their system.How Can Deaths & Injuries From Drunk Driving Be Prevented?Actively enforcing the BAC law of 0.08%, minimum drinking age laws, and zero tolerance laws for young drivers under 21.Using sobriety checkpoints – traffic stops where law enforcement officers assess drivers’ level of alcohol impairment helps reduce alcohol-related crashes by 9%.Taking away the driver’s license if they have driven while intoxicated.Teaching your kids about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.Mandating a blood-alcohol test be given when traffic crashes result in injury.If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, we can help. Contact us for a free case appraisal immediately. To get more facts and tips on how to prevent drunk driving, visit Centers for Disease Control: Impaired Driving