It is never safe to drive a vehicle or operate machinery when the ability of a person is impaired. According to a survey, which was done in US, most people think impaired driving a major social issue, even more so than poverty, hunger, healthcare, education or even racism. Almost 97% of Americans agree that impaired driving is a danger to themselves and their families.
The exact proportion of road accidents caused by alcohol is unknown even today. These alcohol related accidents, which are not only caused by alcohol, for instance, when a person who is drinking and driving is stopped at a red light as well as rear-ended with a sober, but not able to concentrate on driving.
Fatal crashes will give us results that are more correct. In the year 1999, twenty eight percentage of the people who was fatally injured had BAC’s of minimum ten atleast. It is not proved that the alcohol is the main cause for these crashes.
In the year 1999, the “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration” showed that thirty percentage of all the traffic deaths happened in which a minimum of one driver or nonoccupant had a BAC of ten or higher as well as some alcohol was shown in thirty eight percent of all the fatal crashes.
This study will show us that the third or more of these all-fatal accidents are because of alcohol as well as the implication, if the drivers, would not have consumed it, none of these crashes would have been occurred. However, according to the Highway Safety’s Insurance Institute they say that “in result is wrong and as alcohol is just one of the various factors, which will contribute to the accidents that involve drink and drive. IN addition, some major injured people in the alcohol related accidents are pedestrians who have positive BAC’s and this fatality would have been occurring even if those drivers were sober.”