Ten Percent of Drivers Admit to Drunk Driving

Ten Percent of Drivers Admit to Drunk Driving

Ten Percent of Drivers Admit to Drunk Driving

The holiday season in America is filled with merriment and lots of celebrations. However, these celebrations can have an unwanted effect that brings no joy. Drunk drivers are a serious threat during the holiday period. People who drink to over the legal limit and then drive face almost universal social disapproval.

The American Automobile Associations Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that in a poll that they conducted that ten percent of drivers admitted to driving over or close to the legal blood alcohol limit. 5.5 percent said that they had done it on more than one occasion in the last year.

The same study did some research into how most Americans think that drunk drivers should be dealt with. 90 percent of the drivers polled said that they think a device that measures alcohol should be fitted to the cars of people who have more than one DWI charge. 69 percent think that all people convicted of DWI should be made to use the device.

The device works by preventing a vehicle from being started if the driver is over the legal limit. It is similar to a breathalyzer and is connected to the ignition system of the vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released data that shows that 80 people on average are killed in vehicle crashes caused by alcohol on New Years Day. That is far greater than the approximately 30 people that die daily on other days and other weeks surrounding the holiday.


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