Have you ever wondered why people say that alcohol, as a drug, is technically a depressant? Maybe it seems like just the opposite to you; people who have been drinking appear happy, expressive and talkative.
The weekends pose a much higher risk to drivers than the work week. A recent study that looked at the statistics from 2016 showed that 6,802 deaths happened on Saturday, 5,826 happened on Friday and 5,809 happened on Sunday. Those are the three deadliest days by a long shot, with even the lowest (Sunday) bringing about hundreds more deaths than any weekday -- and over 1,000 more than the lowest weekday, which was Tuesday.
Do you feel like you read about a startling amount of drunk driving accidents in which the drunk driver survives, and other people pass away from their injuries? Have you ever wondered how this happens?
Imagine that a person always tries to avoid drunk driving. That means taking the bus or a cab -- or an Uber -- home from the bar. It means catching a ride home from a party. It means never getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking.
You're driving home from the late shift at work when you spot a car driving erratically. It keeps speeding up, slowing down and swerving from one side of the lane to the other.
A deadly accident in Virginia Beach has led to DWI charges for a driver from out of state.
Drunk driving is so dangerous because it can impact both a person's mental ability to drive the car and his or her physical ability.
Teens may be able to drive legally at age 16, but they should, theoretically, never get in drunk driving accidents, since they cannot drink for five more years.
Have you ever heard someone blame a bar or restaurant for causing a drunk driving accident after overserving the driver? The reality is that many drunk drivers are not coming from bars. They're simply coming from homes or apartments owned by friends, family members, coworkers or, if they're in college, fellow students.
Moderate alcohol use in a controlled environment can be safe, but excessive use -- which is often not as much as people think -- by those who then get behind the wheel can turn deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that one person is killed in a DUI crash every 50 minutes. This results in 29 deaths per day, and that's not even counting non-fatal injury accidents.