The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed a study recently asking US adults if they’d driven drunk in the past month. Approximately 1 in 50 responded to the telephone survey saying that they had. A shocking confession to be sure but officials say drunken driving has fallen 30 percent in five years, and last year was at its lowest mark in nearly two decades.
Keeping in mind that these are all self-reported statistics (and who wants to cop to that?) – the CDC says that there were more than more than 112 million episodes of drunk driving in 2010. This figure is down from 161 million incidents in 2006. Hey, it was wild year.
Don’t let this fool you into thinking that citizens have gone teetotal. The CDC surmises that drinking is probably just as high as it ever was, people are just too broke to go out so they drink at home. Which is safer and yet somewhat sadder.
(Source: USA Today)