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