Drunk Driving Statistics<br /><ul><li> More than 17,000 people are the victims of drunk driving accidents every year.
Approximately 40% of all motor vehicle fatalities are alcohol-related.
Frequent drunk drivers are responsible for almost 60% of alcohol-related fatalities.
In 2007, drivers between the ages of 16-20 were involved in 1,719 drunk driving accidents.
In the United States, drunk driving is the leading criminal cause of death.
Nearly 3 out of every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.</li></li></ul><li>Alcohol-related car crashes kill someone every 30 minutes and injure someone every 2 minutes!!!!<br />
Illinois Statistics - 2008<br />1,043 auto accident fatalities<br />35% of fatalities had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher<br />Alcohol-related fatalities are highest around the holidays. In 2007, 61.1% of fatal crashes on Thanksgiving were alcohol-related.<br />
Illinois DUI Laws<br />Legal alcohol limit is .08%<br />First offense<br />Minimum 1 year suspension of license<br />May be imprisoned for 1 year and fined up to $1,000<br />If transporting someone under age of 16, additional $1,000 plus minimum 140 hours community service and an additional 2 days imprisonment.<br />
DUI Laws continued<br />2nd Offense<br />Minimum 3 year suspension of driver’s license<br />Mandatory 48 hours in jail or 10 days of community service<br />Up to 1 year in jail and fine of $1,000<br />If transporting someone under 16, additional 10 days in jail plus additional $1,000 fine and additional 140 hours of community service.<br />
POEM<br />they watched in silence <br />as he bent near <br />and whispered the words... <br />"I LOVE YOU" in her ear <br />he touched her face <br />and started to cry <br />as he put on his ring <br />and wanted to die <br />and just then <br />the wind began to blow <br />as they lowered her casket <br />into the snow... <br />this is what happens <br />to man alive... <br />when friends let friends... <br />drink and drive.<br />Near to the door <br />he paused to stand <br />as he took his class ring <br />off her hand <br />all who were watching<br />did not speak <br />as a silent tear<br />ran down his cheek <br />and through his mind <br />the memories ran <br />of the moments they walked <br />and ran in the sand (hand and hand) <br />but now her eyes were so terribly cold <br />for he would never again <br />have her to hold <br />