Originally published March 23, 2016. Drunk driving accidents are a regular happening on New Jersey roads. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that at least one person is injured every two minutes in a DUI-related crash. For instance: a Manahawkin woman was recently arrested for hitting three different vehicles, in three separate locations, while drunk. The woman sent several people to the hospital, including two children. She was eventually arrested at her home and charged with a variety of crimes, including driving while intoxicated. Read the rest »
There are a few reasons our ancestors thought Prohibition was a good idea. One of them? The fact that alcohol contributes to an enormously high number of accidents each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the number at 29 people a day being killed by impaired driving. That’s about 10,585 preventable deaths a year in the U.S. alone. Read the rest »
It’s sad, but it’s true: impaired driving accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Every day, 28 people are killed. That’s one death every 51 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This statistic only gets worse during the holidays.
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Uber and Lyft have repeatedly stated that their ride-hailing services help reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road. It makes sense, as finding another way home after having too many beers is much safer than getting behind the wheel of a car.
But a recent study done by the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the claim is not quite true. Read the rest »