Skip to comments.Impaired Driving: Get the Facts (compared to mass shootings)
Posted on 04/04/2018 10:27:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Impaired Driving: Get the Facts
Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2
Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2
Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.
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“Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.”
Which doesn’t necessarily equate to 28 people a day dying in motor vehicle crashes *caused* by an impaired driver. If I’m at .10% BAC and driving well, going through an intersection, and some stone sober (but poorly skilled) driver blows a red light and t-bones me, that goes into the “alcohol-impaired driver” statistics, despite the fact that my impairment was not in any was the cause of the accident.
Also, the vast majority of accidents caused by an impaired driver are not caused by people who are barely over the typical legal limit of .08% BAC - they’re caused by repeat drunk drivers who are way over the limit.
Not to say that I support impaired driving, I just feel that over the years the penalties for low-level DUIs where no accident has occurred have become excessively severe.
What are the stats on gun deaths? Gun deaths of minors (under 19), accidental death? Thanks in advance.
I’d “heard” that 4,000 “Children” each year die from gun deaths?
How about texting and driving deaths?
Something to do with hallucinogens?
Or something to do with not putting my glasses on before opening FR?
Yes, that’s another thing, texting. Let’s blame iphones. I just posted this because right away the left once again blames the NRA for this shooting at Youtube yesterday. What does the NRA have to do with basic common sense security at Youtube? This is a company owned by a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, Google and they can’t afford armed guards, metal detectors, only one entry into the building rather than multiple ones where just anybody can walk in off the street and bring in not only a gun, but a machete or flamethrower or pipe bombs, or gasoline etc etc. Right away the NRA is blamed.
Low level DUI= cash cow for the state , moo moo buckaroo
About 70 % of the people killed by a drunk driver is the drunk driver himself.
And most of the rest of the deaths are the person who got into the car with the drunk driver, the person who also assumed the risk.
The number of “innocent” fatalities is in the smallest category.
And whether those deaths took place because of alcohol impairment or some other reason is impossible to find, but possible.
Do not expect a cost/benefit/safety analysis based on realistic numbers.
“Low level DUI= cash cow for the state , moo moo buckaroo”
Cash cow, and a means to criminalize otherwise average Americans for political purposes.
The only way to end drunk driving is to confiscate teetotalers’ vehicles.
Saw an article that listed every vehicular fatality over a long holiday weekend.
A drunk runs into a ditch, then walks down the middle of the road at night. Not drunk driving, but just as dead.
A surprising number of accidents where the drunk was not the driver.
I've owned a bigger flip-phone!
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