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New Year’s Drunk Driving Statistic [Infographic]


It’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher; however, that does not stop intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel.

Some Sobering Statistics:

  • 62% of New Year’s car accident deaths were caused by drunk drivers
  • 72% of New Year’s traffic fatalities involved drivers with a BAC of .015
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 300 Americans are killed in drunk driving accidents during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Things to Remember When Celebrating New Year’s Eve:

  • Don't drink and get behind the wheel.
  • If you plan to drink or if you end up drinking, arrange a ride with a designated driver or rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft.
  • If you end up being the designated driver, wear your seat belt and be extra cautious. Even if you’re sober, other drivers on the road may not be.

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a car accident as a result of a drunk driver, please contact our personal injury attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our policy is to ensure that each client gets the best representation and personal attention they deserve.

new year's drunk driving statistics infographic