Indiana car accident lawyer discusses drunk driving rates.
The insurance journal reported that the Centers for Disease Control recently did a telephone survey to over 210,000 anonymous people questioning them on their recent experience with driving while drinking. The survey noted a 30% decrease in drunk driving incidents over the last five years.
The survey reported the following:
- Nearly 1 in 50 reported driving drunk in the prior month, which equates to 4 million drunk drivers in 2010
- About 60% of the people drove drunk once while some of the respondents drove drunk everyday
- Young men ages 21-34 were the biggest problem population with 32% of the drunk driving incidents while being on 11% of the overall population.
David Strickland of NHTSA said drunk driving is still one of the leading causes of death on our roads claiming a life every 48minutes.
In 2010, Indiana noted the following regarding accidents and drunk driving:
- 4907 crashes with 130 fatal crashes
- 4928 of 294,987 drivers in crashes were legally impaired by alcohol
- 135 people died in alcohol related crashes
- 10 of the fatal crashes involved people under 21 who were drunk while driving
- 16% of the alcohol impaired drivers had past incidents of drunk driving
We frequently hear and read about car accidents involving drunk driving in LaPorte County. The names change but the story doesn't when alcohol and cars are involved; lives are lost, people go to jail, and families are marred.Everybody should take counsel and decide that if they are going to drink, they should designate a sober driver.
Indiana drunk driving accident law is complex.If you have any questions about a LaPorte County car, truck, or motorcycle accident that involved alcohol call our Indiana car accident lawyer at (219) 874-4878.