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Drunk Driving Deaths Rise in U.S.; Wyoming Tops in DUI Citations

New stats show 2016 expected to be worse than 2015.

by on Apr.19, 2017

Despite increased usage of ignition interlock devices, DUI-related deaths and injuries are on the rise.

After years of declines, traffic fatalities in the United States are on the rise, and unfortunately, that same trend is in place for DUI-related deaths and injuries too, according to new statistics.

Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash—that’s one person every 53 minutes, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data reveals.

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Although drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades, the chance of being in an alcohol-impaired crash is still one in three during the course of a lifetime, the agency notes, adding that these deaths and damages contribute to a cost of $52 billion per year. (more…)