Skip to main content

Exit WCAG Theme

Switch to Non-ADA Website

Accessibility Options

Select Text Sizes

Select Text Color

Website Accessibility Information Close Options
Close Menu
Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld P.A. Motto
  • Complimentary Consultations Available
  • ~
  • Hablamos Español

Staggering Drunk Driving Statistics Across The United States

In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report detailing the number of accidents caused by drunk driving in the United States. The report concluded that, despite recent decreases, the number of drunk driving accidents remains high.

In 2010, more than 10,000 people died as a result of a drunk driver, which is the equivalent of one death every 51 minutes. Nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths involved alcohol.

The study shows that younger demographics are most often responsible for these types of accidents. The small group of drivers between 21 and 24 have been behind the wheel for 34 percent of all alcohol-related incidents, while drivers between 21 and 34 are the cause of 64 percent of such accidents. The study also shows that drunk drivers often do not learn their lesson, as repeat offenders are four times more likely to be the cause of a fatal crash.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver, please contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld P.A for more information about our injury law services in Fort Lauderdale. It’s important to learn about your legal rights.

Source: MorgueFile

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

To Receive Immediate Assistance

By submitting this form I acknowledge that form submissions via this website do not create an attorney-client relationship, and any information I send is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Skip footer and go back to main navigation