DUI and Drinking Statistics

Here at All-Pro Bail Bonds, we see a large number of bond requests that have to do with DUIs and alcohol-related incidents. We also believe that shining a little light on statistics and factoids concerning alcohol consumption could help people move away from some of their bad habits before they need our services.

Although a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics showed that roughly 60% off U.S. adults partake in alcoholic beverages, only 5% of American adults are classified as heavy drinkers. However, 22% of men and 10% of women consume at least two drinks daily, which statistically helps solidify the current notion that men are more likely to be physically dependent on alcohol than women.

Nevertheless, women are prone to taking prescription drugs while drinking and are also more likely to alcohol-related health risks like heart failure, cancer, liver disease and brain damage. Likewise, women who abuse alcohol will also die by about 11 years earlier than their male counterparts who drink the same amount. However, men are significantly more likely to take part in dangerous behaviors like drinking and driving or engage in aggressive situations, making them more likely to get in trouble with the law.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration follows a list of driving behaviors when deciding to pull someone over for a possible DUI. Here are the top five:

  1. Straddling center or lane marker
  2. Appearing drunk
  3. Almost colliding with an object or other car
  4. Weaving
  5. Turning with wide radius

Drunk driving is an extremely risky action that can lead to some grave consequences. Not only can you lose your license, be removed from employment, have to participate in community service and have to pay high fines, a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.10% is 6 – 12 times (that’s 600-1200%) more likely to be involved in a fatal crash when compared to drivers who have had no alcohol.

With all of this in mind, we here at All-Pro Bail Bonds urge you to have an alternate way home if you are planning on a night out drinking. Be it trolley, subway, bus, taxi or designated driver, getting home safe and sound is better than any of the alternatives. Still, if you or a family member is in need of bail bonds with affordable financing options and attentive, personal service, contact us at 877-647-4701.

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