On average there are 30 deaths a day in the US caused by drunk driving, that is one every 50 minutes. Every year on average about 10,300 people die in these accidents while about 345,000 are injured. Nearly 1/3 of all traffic fatalities in the US involve drunk drivers. In every single state it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.
Based off of statistics on drunk driving it's been deduced that the average drunk driver had already driven under the influence around 80 times before their arrest. 80 times! That's 80 chances of a car accident that could result in injury or death of themselves or others. About 1 in every 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related accident. Alcohol-impaired drivers are behind the wheel more than 300,000 times every day. However, only around 2,800 are arrested.
Drunk driving accounts for over 50% of all fatal highway accidents.
If you plan to drink make sure to have a designated driver or a ride service to get you home and if you see a friend drinking then about to drive take away their keys and get your friend home safely.
For more information and solutions check out MADD.org