Car Infographics: The Real Consequences of Drinking and Driving

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Getting ready for a big party this weekend? There may be some things you need to know before tossing back a few drinks.

Almost 30 people in the U.S. die every day in a car accident that involves a drunk driver. That works out to about one death every 48 minutes. Theoretically, think about how many people have died since your work day began. Even worse, about half of the 181 child passengers who died in a car accident in 2009 perished because of a drunk driver.

Don’t want to think about death? If a drunk driver is caught doing the deed, the consequences aren’t exactly appealing either. We’re talking DUI programs, suspension or loss of license, tons of monetary debt, and even jail time. With every drunk driving incident you accrue, the consequences get even steeper.

Basically, don’t be an irresponsible dimwit. Before you slather on your cologne/perfume and put on your party clothes, take a second to plan your return ride home just in case the liquor’s flowing at the latest hot spot. Get a designated driver, grab some cash for a taxi, or arrange to spend the night if it’s a house party because becoming a statistic just seems like the ultimate buzz kill.

Check back with us soon for the next installment of our Car Infographics series!

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13 comments:

This infograpics is very impressive. A lot of statistical data are shown here. This type of information is the one that the federation should give recognition. I noticed that the State of California are more serious with this issue and they are implementing strict law.

That would be a great guidelines especially in the USA that even A-list celebrities and musicians got arrested on DUI.

I agree. That this thing is kind of alarming. I’m really sad knowing that this thing still happen continuously. Now, I know why they law enforcement has been so strict in implementing this law.

Hell, this figure is quite alarming. The number of death per hour is scary. However, its just sad that they haven’t driver never learn their lesson.

Same thing here. Don’t drive when you know you can’t. If you want some party, and you know you will be drunk, don’t bring your car. If that is the case, the accident will be lessened.

Yeah, I would agree with what you are saying. I think that the only thing that you need to remember here is common sense, if you already know that you won’t be able to, don’t drive after you drink.

This type of topic had been discussed in all forms of media and internet. But there are still those lazy, pathetic drivers who do not used their brains in driving. Drinking is not matched with Driving that’s all.

@Inigo Montoya well, that one is indeed quite possible. But you really don’t need to look into the statistics to know that this one is indeed bad. Just take it from experience.

Well, in my cases, I never go home immediately after going tipsy in the bar. I just sleep in the car an hour or so just to clear my head off, then drive home.

That’s quite alarming.. If the statistic is accurate then it means that my 1 hour of browsing this site and reading this article, there’s one that has died right now?? This is really a wake up call for those "stubborn" creature!

If only authorities have the right to complain I guess they will shout out that they are tired of continuously reminding those people not to drive while under the influence of liquor for a fatal accident may happened. Well, this just showed on how stubborn we are! Sorry for being nasty but those guys just choose their own death.

In my case, whenever I head out for some sip, I always bring a companion with me, so that he can drive for me in case I get a bit too much of a drink.

I saw an episode on Oprah show talked about texting or using phone while driving that maybe is dangerous more than getting drunk, it’s like having 4 shots. it’s very emotional when you hear about someone died because of illness or natural cause, and feel angry when people kill themselves by careless. thank you so much for reminding people and please if you could post this article on Facebook will be better. PEACE

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