Myths and Facts about DUI
1- The type of alcohol you consume does not really matter. In fact, the amount of alcohol in your body is what determines your level of impairment.
2- A person can become sober again only after waiting for a sufficient amount of time after consuming a large quantity of alcohol; all other activities aiming to reduce intoxication (such as drinking coffee or showering) are not based on any scientific evidence.
3- In the United States alone, 27 people are killed every day on average in car accidents caused by driving under influence. Moreover, roughly one person is injured every 90 seconds due to a drunk driving crash.
4- Some drivers will drive roughly 80 times under the influence of alcohol before being arrested for the first time, and 50 to 75 per cent of people who have had their licenses revoked due to DUI still drive illegally.
5- Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and around one third of these accidents involve driving under influence. People under 21 in the US could be jailed or have their licenses revoked if they are found to be driving under influence.
6- When it comes to children, in 2010, 211 children were killed in car accidents caused by intoxication. 62% of those children were riding in the car with the intoxicated driver.
7- Children and teens who consume alcohol are 7 times more likely to be involved in car accidents caused by driving under influence.