Presentation on theme: "By: David Salinas. Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) are at."— Presentation transcript:
Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths.
“Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable. Although the proportion of crashes that are alcohol-related has dropped dramatically in recent decades, there are still far too many such preventable accidents. Unfortunately, in spite of great progress, alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious national problem that tragically effects many victims annually.” It's easy to forget that dry statistics represent real people and real lives! -MADD-
“ Most drivers who have had something to drink have low blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) and few are involved in fatal crashes. On the other hand, while only a few drivers have BACs higher than.15, a much higher proportion of those drivers have fatal crashes.” The average BAC among fatally injured drinking drivers is.16 “ The relative risk of death for drivers in single-vehicle crashes with a high BAC is 385 times that of a zero-BAC driver and for male drivers the risk is 707 times that of a sober driver, according to estimates by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).” “ High BAC drivers tend to be male, aged 25-35, and have a history of DWI convictions and polydrug abuse.” –www2.postdam.edu-
“Drunk driving, like most other social problems, resists simple solutions. However, there are a number of actions, each of which can contribute toward a reduction of the problem: “DWI courts, sometimes called DUI courts, sobriety courts, wellness courts or accountability courts have proven effective in reducing the crime of drunken driving (driving while intoxicated or while impaired). Such courts address the problem of hard-core repeat offenders by treating alcohol addiction or alcoholism. The recidivism or failure rate of DWI courts is very low.” “Automatic license revocation appears to be the single most effective measure to reduce drunk driving.” “Automatic license revocation along with a mandatory jail sentence appears to be even more effective than just automatic license revocation.” Impounding or confiscating license plates.” “Mandating the installation of interlock devices that prevent intoxicated persons from starting a vehicle.” “Vehicle impoundment or immobilization.” -www2.postdam.edu-