Thoughts for driving this New Years Eve – Intoxicated

For those who plan to drive tonight, here are some facts to keep in mind about intoxicated drivers:

FACT: An estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA)

FACT: 3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS)

FACT: Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. (FBI)

FACT: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver. (SAMHSA)

FACT: On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. (NHTSA)

Drive safe and sober, and have a Happy New Year.