Drink Driving Facts

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  • Contrary to popular opinion, people with a high blood alcohol level are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than those who have not been drinking alcohol.
  • As the severity of crashes increases, so does the contribution of driver alcohol.
  • For every 100 alcohol or drug-impaired drivers or riders killed in road crashes, 50 of their passengers and 19 non-alcohol impaired road users die with them.
  • In 2012, driver alcohol was a contributing factor in 73 fatal crashes, 331 serious injury crashes and 933 minor injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 93 deaths, 454 serious injuries and 1,331 minor injuries.

Information credit: www.alcohol.org.nz

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