When it’s time to go home and you’ve had a few, are you thinking about rolling the dice? Maybe it’s such a short drive home that you can make it. Famous last words. Drunk driving is a serious and growing epidemic and is responsible for 30% of all automotive-related fatalities in the U.S. This works out to be over 10,000 deaths. Seems a little silly doesn’t it?
DUI Statistics: The Best and Worse
- Texas– Who could remember the Alamo much less blowing through that red light? Don’t mess with Texas. Especially when the Tejanos have been snorting up the agave.
- Florida– Blame the tourists and the snowbirds. I’m sure nobody in their right mind would try and drive home from the Buddha Bar at two in the morning. Who among us wants to use their bologna sandwich as a pillow in the holding tank?
- North Carolina– Don’t totally understand this one but maybe they weren’t completely satisfied with just being high on the underage smoking list. (Ed. note: Alabama #1
- New York– Obviously no one drinks alcohol in the Empire State. Go figure.
- Mass– It’s fine that people from Mass don’t like to drink and drive. I knew two guys from Attleboro and they both drank like little girls. One got pulled over for driving drunk on a bicycle. (Ed. note: Don’t forget, you can also get a DUI in a golf cart.)
- Minnesota– Who knows what goes on behind the Cheddar Curtain?
Please be careful. Adult caution is the word of the day. Enjoy in moderation. Stick around so we can make fun of you tomorrow. And really, have you ever seen a good mugshot? Nope
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Driving under the influence. You might wrinkle your car. You might break yourself. You might break somebody else (decidedly worse). So don’t do it. We want to keep you around for a while.