Driving Under The Influence: 10 DUI Facts You Should Know!

The Arrive Alive Tour is an educational program that is working towards preventing the younger generations from driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. With that being said, it is a difficult and long road to put an end to any DUI accidents or arrests. Let’s start by taking a look at 10 driving under the influence facts that may shock some people reading this article.

Driving under the influence facts
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Drinking and Driving Simulator

Our drunk driving simulator gives participants the opportunity to see the consequences of drinking and driving. However, they are doing this in a controlled environment. Participants will sit in an actual Jeep and go through the simulation, which included virtual reality goggles. They will receive a “citation” at the end of the simulation showing the traffic offenses they committed.

Driving Under The Influence Facts

When we think of drunk driving and DUI arrests, we all have thoughts that the numbers have been going down. Because of that, it isn’t as big of an issue now. That is not the case, as these facts tell us:

  1. Over 1.1 million people were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
  2. In 2016, 10,497 death occurred from alcohol impaired driving crashes.
  3. Of all the people killed on the roads in 2015, 29% of those deaths were because of alcohol impaired driving fatalities.
  4. Nearly 75% of drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes were not wearing their seat belts.
  5. In the United States, the number of drunk driving deaths have been cut in half since MADD was founded in 1980.
  6. Of all the teenage deaths caused by car accidents, over half of them involved alcohol.
  7. In the United States, someone is killed by someone driving under the influence every 45 minutes.
  8. Drunk driving occurs more frequently in rural areas than big cities.
  9. A teenager will die from drunk driving every 15 minutes.
  10. Men are about twice as likely as women to drive under the influence of alcohol. This also includes being involved in a fatal collision.