• Every day in America on average, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
  • Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
  • On average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
  • Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year. l If all 17 million people who admitted to driving drunk in 2010 had their own state, it would be the fifth largest in the United States.
  • The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help.
  • A standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 72-proof distilled spirits, all of which contain the same amount of alcohol -- about .54 ounces.
-- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration