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Sobering stats on buzzed driving

Buzzed driving is drunk driving. But you knew that already, as much as you try to convince yourself that you got it when you get behind the wheel.

Some important things to keep in mind as you consider your options the next time you’re out on the town:

  • In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. These alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for more 31% of the total motor vehicle traffic facilities in the United States.
  • Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 37% of traffic fatalities during the Christmas holiday period and 44% of traffic fatalities over New Year’s – making the winter holiday seasons one of the deadliest times to be on the road.
  • Buzzed driving can cost around $10,000 in fines, legal fees and increased insurance rates.

Fatalities related to drunk driving are 100 percent preventable. That’s on you.


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