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NHTSA: Drunk Drivers Cause One Death Every 51 Minutes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a Traffic Safety Fact Sheet discussing alcohol-impaired driving across the United States.

Though alcohol-impaired-driving deaths decreased 4.9% in 2010 compared to 2009, the numbers are still staggering. Over 10,000 people died in 2010 because of a drunk driver. That equates to one person every 51 minutes who dies at the hand of a drunk driver. Even more disturbing: 17% of those who died were 14 years old or younger. These numbers indicate that 31% of all traffic deaths involve an alcohol-impaired driver.  Full Story…