MADD Statistics Regarding Drunk Driving

A mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving.

MADD has reported the following statistics:

•· Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, however fewer than 4,000 are arrested

•· Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system.

•· About one third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

•· Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

•· Males are almost two times as likely as females to drive drunk.

•· The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds.

•· Every day in the United States approximately 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

•· Every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.