Car Infographics: The Real Consequences of Drinking and Driving
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!