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Maryland Statistics

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In 2011 there were…

25,120 three-time DUI offenders
3,980 five-time DUI offenders
162 DUI fatalities

In the past five years there were…

805 DUI fatalities

National Statistics

  • Every day in America, another 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
    ~ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration FARS data, 2012.
  • Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year.
    ~ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration FARS data, 2010
  • One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
    ~ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The Traffic Stop and You: Improving Communications between Citizens and Law Enforcement.” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, March 2001, DOT HS 809 212.
  • Almost half of all drivers killed in crashes who tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their systems.
    ~ Johnston, L. D., O’Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2011. Volume I: Secondary school students (NIH Publication No. 10-7584). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 734 pp
  • Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but rather by the amount of alcohol ingested over a specific time.
    ~ Johnston, L. D., O’Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2011. Volume I: Secondary school students (NIH Publication No. 10-7584). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 734 pp
  • In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Out of those deaths, 131 (62 percent) were riding with the drunk driver.
    ~ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol Impaired Driving” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011.
  • Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year.
    ~ (Taylor, et al 2002) Full cite: Taylor, Dexter; Miller, Ted; and Cox, Kenya. “Impaired Driving in the United States Cost Fact Sheets.” Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2002.
  • Over 1.41 million drivers were arrested in 2012 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
    ~ Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States: 2010”
  • In 2011, drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher involved in fatal crashes were four times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than were drivers with no alcohol in their system.
    ~ Dept of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol-Impaired Driving. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2012 [cited 2012 Sep 28]. Available at URL: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811606.PDF

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