10/10/2011 9:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Alcohol
Yay!!! The roads are 30% safer to drive on!
Drunk driving incidents have decreased by that percentage in the last five years, while incidents in 2010 were at the LOWEST in nearly two decades!
That statistic is pretty reassuring, as long as people were telling the truth. The results are from a 2010 national telephone survey of 210,000 adults. Respondents were kept anonymous, but who likes to admit they got drunk and drove?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also noticed a decline and noted people killed in drunk driving accidents dropped from 11,711 in 2008 to 10,839 in 2009.
According the phone survey, young men are the biggest problem on the road. Males between 21 and 34 only account for 11% of the American population, but cause 32% of the drunken driving accidents!
Hey boneheads! Designate a driver before you go out partying with your friends!
[Image via WENN.]
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