CDC Study Finds that Millions of Americans Still Drive Drunk

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on August 11, 2015 in Car Accidents
Updated on February 24, 2022

drunk driving statisticsA new study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that about 4.2 million people admit to driving drunk at least once in the past month.

Based on data from a 2012 annual federal government survey, it was revealed that about two percent of Americans drove while impaired in the preceding 30 days.

The drunk driving injury lawyers at PKSD have seen the devastating impacts of DUI accidents in Wisconsin. We have obtained thousands on behalf of auto accident victims and can help you if you have been hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

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The CDCs survey included other notable findings, including:

  • Young males with a history of binge drinking are more likely to drive while intoxicated
  • Men between 21 and 34 made up about one-third of drunk drivers
  • Drivers who do not put on their seatbelt are more likely to drive drunk

Furthermore, persons living in the Midwest had higher impaired driving rates than individuals living in other regions.

The study is sobering news for many individuals, including municipalities with lax laws on drinking and driving.

A recent survey by WalletHub revealed that Wisconsin is one of the top 10 most lenient states on drunk drivers. However, recent statistics have indicated that drunk driving fatalities in the state have been decreasing.

Drunk driving accidents are completely preventable tragedies. No one should ever get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol as even one drink can impair a drivers abilities.

The Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at PKSD are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt in a drunk driving car wreck. We will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine your legal options and if you may be entitled to file a lawsuit.

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