The Center for Disease Control (CC) reports there are approximately One Hundred and Twelve Million (112,000,000) incidents of people drinking then getting behind the wheel in the United States each year. That equates to almost Three Hundred Thousand (300,000) drinking and driving incidents each day! The tragic result of this behavior? Approximately 11,000 alcohol-caused fatalities each year.
So, who are these drivers? The CDC reports that:
- In 2010, men were responsible for 81% of all drinking and driving in the U.S.
- In 2010, men ages 21-34 were only 11% of the overall U.S. population, but were responsible for 32% of all drinking and driving incident.
- 85% of drinking and driving incidents involved people who were classified as “binge drinkers.” Binge drinkers are defined as men who consume five or more drinks or women who consume four or more drinks in a short period of time.
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