Help Raise Awareness of Drunk Driving on MADD Monday
What are you doing today for MADD Monday?
Do you know how big the drunk driving problem is in the US? Do you know how many DUIs you state law enforcement officials issued last year? Do you know how many drunk driving collisions or drunk driving fatalities were in your state last year?
Almost half of all drivers who were killed in motor vehicle collisions test positive for drugs and/or alcohol in their system.
Visit MADD’s website and look for statistics. Share the information on your Facebook page or in your Twitter feed. You can help raise awareness and change behavior just by taking a minute to help spread the word.
Check in next week for another quick and easy way to show your support on MADD Monday.
Washington State Drunk Driving Statistics
In Washington State, 42% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009, 206 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes. In Washington State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays.
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2010. This figure represents 31% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured in drunken driving crashes each year.