Just How Dangerous Is Drinking And Driving?
DRUNK DRIVING AUTO COLLSION FACTS:
Drinking and driving is so predictably deadly every holiday that many state highway patrols are able to issue highly accurate highway fatality projections.
People are still driving drunk despite high profile public safety campaigns and tougher law enforcement and penalties throughout the United States, including Missouri and Kansas.
Auto accidents are the #1 cause of death in the U.S., including Kansas City, Missouri, and 40% of those deaths are alcohol-related
40% of the U.S. population will be involved in an alcohol related car crash
- A driver with a blood alcohol level of .10 or more is 7 times more likely to cause a deadly car wreck
A driver with a blood alcohol level of .15 or more is 25 times more likely to be involved in a fatal automobile collision
The likelihood of having a car accident increases with every drink
The danger of causing a FATAL car accident increases with every additional drink
A person who weighs 160 lbs will have a .04 BAC after 2 beers, only half the legal limit of .08 but yet almost 1 1/2 times more likely to cause a car wreck.
A 160 lb person will have a .08 BAC after 4 beers, now at the legal limit and 11 times more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision.
That same 160 lb person after 6 beers is 48 times more likely to cause a car accident!
The 160 lb person after 8 beers and now at almost .15 is 380 times more likely to cause a car crash!
THE DEADLY CONCLUSION: The likelihood that a person will cause a car accident multiplies as the number of drinks and resulting BAC goes up!!
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we have been representing the victims of drunk driving collisions for more than 15 years. As experienced drunk driving collision attorneys all too often we see the devastating injuries and the fatalities caused by negligent, careless, and reckless drunken drivers. Drivers are strongly encouraged to be smart at all times. Be extra vigilant during the holiday excitement and festivities to plan ahead and have a designated driver for those car and boat rides. Taking the wheel after you have been drinking all too often results in serious injuries and death.
Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
If you've been injured by a drunk driver you need to speak with an experienced drunk driving victim attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.