Statistics on DUI/ DWI

Drunk driving is a serious issue that poses significant risks to public safety.

1. Impaired Driving Fatalities: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for about 28% of all traffic-related deaths in 2019.

2. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits: In many jurisdictions, including the United States, the legal BAC limit for driving is typically set at 0.08%. This means that if a driver’s BAC level exceeds 0.08%, they are considered legally intoxicated and can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).

3. Repeat Offenders: Unfortunately, there are individuals who repeatedly drive under the influence. In the United States, it is estimated that about one-third of all drunk driving arrests are repeat offenders.

4. Underage Drinking and Driving: Underage drinking and driving is a significant concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019, 5.4% of high school students in the U.S. reported driving after drinking alcohol within the past 30 days.

5. Global Impact: Drunk driving is not limited to any specific country. It is a worldwide problem that affects road safety globally. Various countries have implemented campaigns and stricter laws to combat drunk driving and reduce its impact.

Please note that these statistics are general and may vary depending on the specific region or country. For detailed and up-to-date information on drunk driving statistics, it is recommended to refer to official government agencies, traffic safety organizations, or research institutions that specialize in road safety.