DWI Accidents on Highways – Highly Predictable
Even though drunken driving accidents are on a decline in recent years, the predictability of highway deaths due to alcohol impaired driving has been constant and more during holiday seasons. The state highway control department’s projection of alcohol related driving accidents has always been true to the count.
Who Cares For Warnings?
No matter what you try doing, public awareness programs, strict penalties and punishments for a DWI offense, warnings, alcohol education programs, enforcement agencies for better control and diligence, people still have a willingness to drive their vehicle in a most vulnerable state of physical impairment. It is a sheer sense of irresponsibility they try to portray not only putting their life in danger, but also the life of others on road.
Alcohol abuse has become so common that 40% of Americans are subjected to alcohol related mishap at some point of time in their life. While most of accidents involving individuals below the age of 24 is due to motor vehicle accidents, 40% of those accidents are due to alcohol related impairment.
How Dangerous are Drunken Driving Accidents?
A relative study of a person who consumes alcohol and one who doesn’t with the level of danger he/she is exposed to.
||Driver who consumes alcohol
||Driver abstains from alcohol
||.04/ Two beers within an hour
||1.4 times more likely to face a accident
||.08/ 4 pegs of beer
||10 times more likely to face an accident than who abstains from drinking
||.10/ 6 pegs of beer
||48 times likely of having an accident than the one who is sober
||.15/8 pegs of beers
||380 times more likely to have an accident
||7 times more likely to get involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash
||25 times more likely to get involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash to get involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash
How to Handle Drinking and Driving?
Well the answer is pretty simple. Do not drive if you are drunk. During weekends and holidays when the occasion to drink arises, it is advisable to hire a car driver or a boat driver in case you plan a boat ride in order to ensure safety of both you and others. Tabulating the facts and the comparing the levels of dangers involved is to drive home the point that no matter what you do, please do not drive when you are drunk. In all cases you see that one who abstains from drinking is under absolutely no risk. Do follow and tell others.