Should There Be Harsher Laws for DUIs?
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:10
Don’t drink and drive — it’s a message that has become a part of our collective conscious, as it should. Around the holidays, however, the instances of accidents caused by drunk driving tend to increase. That probably correlates with the number of additional parties. It is ironic that heading out to a cheerful celebration with friends, families and coworkers could end in tragic results. Just how tragic? Consider these statistics compiled by Interlock:
- Nearly 10,000 people were killed each year in both 2013 and 2014 from drunk driving accidents.
- Every day, 28 people die because of a drunk driver.
- The costs of drunk driving set the U.S. back $199 billion each year.
- In 2011, 1.2 million drivers were arrested for DUI.