By the Numbers: Drunk Driving

Compiled by
Clynisha Stevens

75

Percentage of
drunk drivers with
suspended licenses
who keep driving. **

13,000

Americans killed
in 2007 due to
drunk driving. *

48

Average number
of minutes that pass before someone
is killed by a
drunk driver. **

.08

Blood alcohol level
at which someone
is considered
legally drunk. ***

170

Weight of a man
who will be
considered drunk after drinking four drinks in an hour. *

140
Weight of a woman
who will be
considered drunk
after drinking three drinks in an hour. *

80

Average number of times a driver drives drunk before getting pulled over. *

181

Number of children who died in
alcohol-related
accidents in 2009. **

32

Percentage of fatalities in Arizona that are alcohol related. ***

$114.3

Estimated cost in
billions to the public for alcohol-related crashes in 2000. **

Sources
http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/08/28_drunk-driving.html *

http://dontdiedrunk.org/drunk-
driving-stats/?gclid=CI2g2JfJs7ICFSiCQgodnTwAxg **

http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics.html ***

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