According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day there are 36 deaths and approximately 700 injuries related to drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 3 out of 10 people will be involved in an alcohol related crash.
The CDC has reported alcohol related crashes cost approximately $51 billion a year.
Reported Methods for Deterring drinking and driving:
1. Sobriety Checkpoints. According to the CDC studies have found that fatalities involving alcohol were reduced by 22% following implementation of these checkpoints.
2. Minimum Legal Drinking Age. According to the CDC studies have shown that raising the minimum legal drinking age to 21 years of age reduced alcohol related crashes by 16% in 18 year old.
3. Zero tolerance laws for young drivers. According to the CDC studies have shown a reduction in the number of fatalities related to drinking and driving by 9% to 24% in 18 year old.
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