Questionnaires were sent todrivers and analysis was done on the 36, who responded. The questionnaire asked about driving habits, risk exposure, collisions over the past 24 months, socio-demographic information, and cell phone use. Questionnaires were supported with data from cell phone companies and accident records held by police.
In the United States inthe death toll from teenage drunk-driving accidents was 1,—nearly four fatalities every day of the year.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the US and are responsible for more than one in three deaths of American teenagers. The risk of a driver under the influence of alcohol being killed in a vehicle accident is at least eleven times that of drivers without alcohol in their system.
For most people, these are only statistics—shocking, perhaps, but only statistics. But for the families and friends of those who die as a result of teenage drinking and driving, each number represents a tragic loss. People under the influence of alcohol readily admit their reaction time is slower than when not drinking, and they take many chances they would never take when sober.
Too often those chances are fatal. Understanding how alcohol affects the body Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream via small blood vessels in the walls of the stomach and small intestine. The liver can only metabolize a certain amount at a time, leaving the excess circulating throughout the body.
Thus the intensity of the effect on the body is directly related to the amount consumed. When the amount of alcohol in the blood exceeds a certain level, the respiratory breathing system slows down markedly, and can cause a coma or death, because oxygen no longer reaches the brain.The crash program has been in existence since Public Act of All law enforcement agencies in Michigan submit accident data to the MSP Criminal Justice Information Center on UD Traffic Crash Reports.
A crash report is completed when: the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a traffic.
Six out of ten drivers that dies in accidents have dangerously high alcohol levels in their blood. In an investigation into substance abuse, 50% of truck drivers and 30% of taxi drivers had been drinking or smoking marijuana.
Driving drunk or under the influence is a criminal offense in all states. The NHTSA reports that almost 29 people die daily in America due to drunk driving.
In , 10, people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. 1 Of the 1, traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in , (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
1. The DUI statistics for the Fourth of July are pretty shocking. While you're celebrating, keep the costs of drunk driving in mind. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10, lives per year.
In , the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year.