In 2012, nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the country were due to crashes that involved alcohol impairment. The trend continues with a traffic death caused by alcohol impairment occurring about once every 51 minutes. This statistic, compiled from various sources and studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is costly to all the states, including Florida.
Of course, there are many more accidents caused by drug and alcohol impairment that cause injury and not death. Fortunately, there are numerous things that can be done to prevent and minimize the number of both life-taking and life-threatening traffic accidents.