Drunk Driving Fact Sheet

Drunk Driving Fact Sheet: Important Information

Our Drunk Driving Fact Sheet is presented in the hopes of reaching even one person who may change their mind about driving while drunk. The effects of drunk driving are severe and widespread. 

Drunk driving consequences extend to many other people, not just the person who decides to drive after they have had a few drinks. If you decide to drive drunk, you can injure or kill yourself in a drunk driving car accident, or harm or kill anyone else on the road. This will affect you, anyone else involved in the accident, and the families and friends of everyone involved.

The danger of drunk driving is so obvious, yet so many people continue to drink and drive on a regular basis. Listed below are some of the outrageous facts surrounding drinking and driving that we would like to include on our drunk driving fact sheet, according to MADD (mothers against drunk driving).

- This year, almost 11,000 people will die in a crash due to driving under the influence.

- On average, a person will drive drunk almost 90 times before they are first arrested.


- The cost of drunk driving in this country is almost $500 per year for each adult.

- 33% will be involved in an accident due to driving under the influence in their life.

- Every 60 seconds, one person is injured from a crash involving alcohol.

- More than half of drunk drivers who were convicted continue to drive even after their license has been suspended.

Drunk driving law enforcement is resulting in more arrests and stiffer penalties in many cases. Even if you don’t kill yourself or someone else, you can end up with jail time and a criminal record that can affect your future. Also, drunk driving attorneys are expensive.

To me, it seems simple.Don’t drink and drive.Try to remember what you have read on our drunk driving fact sheet. Drunk driving penalties are enormous, both financially and emotionally. Just look at the above facts about drunk driving and explain to me how anyone could think it’s a good idea to get in the car and drive after having a few drinks, even one drink.

I suppose the problem is the thinking, or the lack thereof, after someone has been consuming alcohol. Most people don’t decide that they are going to get drunk and then get in the car and drive home. Most people know just how horrible and dangerous drunk driving can be, but after a few drinks, our logic and precaution seems to disappear.

For some people, the problem is the drinking. They drink too much and end up doing dangerous things, like driving. For others, though, not drinking may not be the solution that they're looking for.

The most important thing to consider before you start drinking is that there needs to be a plan in place if you know that you are going to drink. Take the train so you don’t have the option to drive home. Take a cab or an Uber, make sure you know for certain that someone can pick you up at the end of the night if you are going to drink.

If you have no way to get home at the end of the night other than driving yourself, don’t drink!! It’s just not worth it.

A lot of people, especially young people, think nothing bad can ever happen to them. This is a myth. When you drink and drive on a consistent basis, it’s a matter of when something bad will happen, not if it will happen.

Many of the consequences of drunk driving are irreversible, and it’s just not worth the risk. Next time you are going out and you know you are going to drink, think about this drunk driving fact sheet and about all of the horrible consequences of drunk driving. It can happen to you, and if you continue to drink and drive, it will happen to you. 

Return to Why Do People Drink Alcohol

Click Here To Go From our Drunk Driving Fact Sheet 
to our Addicted Home Page

Recent Articles

  1. Methadone Facts

    Sep 01, 19 04:11 PM

    Methadone is a very controversial drug. If you or someone you know is on Methadone, it's important to know as many Methadone facts as possible.

    Read More

  2. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: What to Say

    Aug 31, 19 05:49 PM

    What to say at Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

    Read More

  3. How To Stop Drinking Alcohol

    Aug 31, 19 05:45 PM

    There's no simple way to learn how to stop drinking alcohol. It's a long, hard struggle, but anyone can do it if they are determined. I hope my experiences can help you.

    Read More

  4. Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

    Aug 31, 19 04:53 PM

    Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms can lead to very serious consequences, even death. These symptoms can be relieved with medication prescribed by a doctor.

    Read More

  5. Alcohol and Depression

    Aug 31, 19 04:45 PM

    Alcohol and depression often coexist in the same person. And it is not a good combination. Alcohol, contrary to what many people believe, is a depressant.

    Read More

  6. Clonazepam Addiction

    Aug 31, 19 04:43 PM

    Clonazepam Addiction is on the rise. It is important that people realize prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illicit ‘street’ drugs.

    Read More

  7. Causes of Drug Addiction

    Aug 31, 19 04:39 PM

    Causes of drug addiction include a person's genetic make-up, the action of the drug itself, peer pressure, emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and environmental stress. Learn More!

    Read More

  8. My Story by Stefan Rudolph

    Aug 31, 19 03:39 PM

    I found your site through a search on Tim McGraw and his songs. Great article on him btw, very informative. Many come to a point in life where they must

    Read More

  9. Moderation Management

    Jan 14, 16 02:03 PM

    Do you know what moderation management is? For some people, there are more options to solve problematic drinking than just AA.

    Read More

  10. relapse

    Jan 01, 16 12:56 PM

     I've been going through a lot it's been 2 weeks I've been using heroin again and before that I was clean for almost a year I have almost 10 months but

    Read More

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Share your comments in the box below.