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The Highest and Lowest Drunk Driving Rates In the U.S. are….

Posted in Pictures, Video, Commercials, Media by wolferadio11 on December 10, 2010

The government just put out the results of a national survey on drunk driving and drug use, and one thing is clear: If you’re taking a road trip from Montana to Wisconsin, expect to see some SWERVING.
Seven of the ten states with the highest drunk driving rates are in the north-central part of the country: Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The other three are all clustered in the Northeast: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
–Wisconsin has the highest rate in the country . . . 23.7%, or about one out of four drivers, admit to driving drunk in the past year. North Dakota is second, at 22.4%.
–Utah had the lowest drunk driving rate, at 7.4%, and Mississippi had the second-lowest, at 8.7%.
–Texans are right in the middle at 12%.
Overall, 13.2% of people in the U.S. age 16 and older drove drunk in the past year. That’s actually down from the mid-2000s, when 14.6% had driven drunk. But even though the percentage is down, 13.2% still means about 30.6 million Americans are driving drunk. 32% of all traffic-related deaths, or about 12,000 total deaths, are the result of alcohol.

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