Drinking and driving has become a very common happening in the United States. Unfortunately, according to research done by dosomething.com, every 51 minutes, someone in the US is killed in a drunk driving accident. That number estimates to around 27 people killed per day from drinking and driving. There are many ways to avoid drinking and driving besides the obvious, don’t get behind the wheel. You can have a friend pick you up or even call a car service like Uber or Lyft for only a small amount of money. There is no excuse to say you cannot afford it, because the average DUI will end up costing you thousands. Here are a few facts about drinking and driving that may deter you from doing so.
You May Not Know
A drunk driver usually has driven drunk over 80 times before they are caught and arrested for a DUI. That means that 80 times, they were on the road risking their life and those around them before they were ever even pulled over.
Every 120 seconds, someone is injured in a drunk driving related accident. We mentioned above that every 51 minutes someone is killed, but being injured could mean paralyzed, brain damaged, amputated and other horrific possibilities.
50-75 percent of people that have lost their licence to an alcohol related incident, still drive even with a suspended licence. That means that those people are out there on the road right now, driving next to you on the freeway.
All of these facts are meant to scare you, because they should. A DUI can ruin your life or take it away completely. If you do find yourself in this situation, call Air Capital Bail Bonds at 316-755-5142 and let us help you in any way we can.