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Drinking and Driving

by Bill Hayes

The Centers for Disease Control has published a new report Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone.

Certain groups are more likely to drink and drive than others.

  • • Men were responsible for 4 in 5 episodes (81%) of drinking and driving in 2010.
  • • Young men ages 21–34 made up only 11% of the U.S. adult population in 2010, yet were responsible for 32% of all instances of drinking and driving.
  • • 85% of drinking and driving episodes were reported by people who also reported binge drinking. Binge drinking means 5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women during a short period of time.
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