Raising awareness and educating people about the severe risks associated with impaired driving can help save lives. DUI accidents frequently have devastating consequences, and every one of these crashes is absolutely preventable. With safety and prevention in mind, let’s consider some facts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
In terms of collisions, injuries, deaths and arrests, roughly one-third of the problem of drunk driving is due to repeat offenders, according to MADD. It is also estimated that between 50 and 75 percent of DUI offenders who have had their licenses taken away continue to drive. New York’s Leandra’s Law provides for the installation of ignition interlock devices after a DUI conviction, but more needs to be done to prevent first and subsequent offenses.
MADD reports that close to one out of every three fatal motor vehicle accidents involves a drunk driver — an estimate that is particularly telling when you consider these numbers: