The above Infographics renders the bigger picture of how one drink can affect numerous lives:
Each day, 30 lives are taken from drunk driving alone. This is all within the context of the United States. In addition, statistics prove that alcohol impairment causes the most fatal crashes.
This number is a staggering 82%. Even more, of the total ten thousand plus lives lost each year, roughly 16% are children under fourteen years old. More than 60% of these children were under the care and guardianship of the drunk driver, not the reverse way around.
In the United States, over one million people are arrested for driving each year. California,
contributes to approximately 200,000 of this figure. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) or Bikers Against Drunk Drivers (BADD) rally to keep the roadways safe.
Tips that could largely help you avoid the legal consequences or nightmares of inflicting injury or death on someone else include:
Having a designated driver when planning parties or outings involving alcohol consumption taking responsibility for yourselves and those around you. Hosts can advise guests to plan ahead, take the keys, or call a cab.
If you drive to an outing and become impaired, leave your car there and call a taxi.