Drunk driving kills. That’s a fact.
But did you know that over two-thirds of all car crashes involving a drunk driver that kill a child passenger are caused by the intoxicated driver of the vehicle carrying the child? Two thirds… Hundreds of children die in the U.S. each year from this cause.
Which states record the greatest number of deadly crashes involving intoxicated drivers as a percentage of the population? All states have a problem but North Dakota and New Mexico are the worst.
Investigators find that drivers who are intoxicated with drugs or alcohol and carrying a young child, not only drive dangerously but also often fail to properly buckle that child into their safety seats – turning them into an unprotected projectile in an accident.