Exactly how dangerous is it out there on the roads? We thought you would never ask. We have some answers courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:
In 2012, 404 people died in alcohol-related crashes.
90% of the alcohol-related occupant deaths (drivers and passengers) were in the vehicle driven by the drinking driver; 74% were the drinking drivers themselves.
75% of the drinking drivers in traffic crashes were male.
74% of the alcohol-related crashes were during the hours of darkness, usually on weekends.
On average each day, 33 alcohol-related traffic crashes occurred.
On average each day, 1.1 persons were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
On average each day, 24 persons were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
Bottom line? We can all do our part to make things safer on the roads for ourselves and other drivers.