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​Did you Know these Drunk Driving Statistics?

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Spokane Valley WA 99206

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 In 2013,

*10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 52 minutes - and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.

*Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested.

*50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

*An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest.

*The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds (23.4 percent).

*Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.

*Drunk driving costs the United States $199 billion a year.

*On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.

Tips: How to Prevent Someone from Driving Drunk

The best way to prevent someone from driving drunk is to make a plan for a sober designated driver, and make sure everyone agrees to it ahead of time. If you are faced with a situation where someone who’s impaired is trying to drive, here are some tips on how to stop them:

Be as non-confrontational as possible.
Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination — a cab, a sober driver, public transportation.
Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired — talk a bit more slowly and explain things more fully than if you were speaking to a sober person.
Explain that you don’t want them to drive because you care and you don’t want them to hurt themselves or others.
Suggest that they sleep over.
Enlist a friend to help you or to act as moral support — it’s more difficult to say “no” to two (or three or four) people than one.
If possible, get the person’s keys. It is far easier to persuade the potential driver when you hold this leverage.
If all else fails, call law enforcement. It’s better to have a friend arrested than injured or killed.

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