You’ve heard it before, but I’ll say it again to start this article: Don’t drink or drive.
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A split second decision could change the course of your life for good, or worse … someone else’s.
Zutobi.com recently released a study showing which states have the best and worst drunk driving stats and you’ll never guess where the Garden State ranks.
Before I get into the stats, here are some of the options that I hope you are using instead of drunk driving.
Options to use to avoid drinking and driving
No. To drink. And. Drive. Thank you.
You would think that with the annual campaigns and constant warnings about drinking and driving, the statistics would decrease over time.
This is not necessarily the case.
According to Zutobi.com, number of, “Deaths due to alcohol impairment fell from 40% of all road deaths in 1985 to 28% in 2019” which is a good start.
But in 2019, the total number of fatalities on our roads in 2019 was still as high as 10,142. It’s a huge number and it proves that we still have a long way to go.
So where does New Jersey rank for drunk driving and drinking and driving in the country?
Surprisingly, we are actually among the states with the fewest drunk drivers!
The New Jersey Mortality Score is ranked 45th, which means we’re in the 5. The higher the ranking, the more dangerous it is to be on the road in that state.
So not bad!
Here is how the scores were calculated according to Zutobi.com:
“We calculated the DUI severity score by first creating a standardized score out of ten on the factors” DUI arrests per 100,000 drivers “,” DUI road fatalities per 100,000 drivers “and the” DUI road fatality rate. “, then taking a final average score on all factors to find out the overall score for each state.”
Here’s how the numbers were calculated:
Number of arrests for drunk driving per 100,000 drivers: 331
Number of DUI road fatalities per 100,000 drivers: 2.
Number of DUI road fatalities versus all road fatalities: .23
New Jersey DUI Severity Score: 37.8
I’m very happy to see that compared to other states, the Garden State is somewhat responsible for the whole subject of drink driving.
But being in the bottom 5 to say the least of drunk driving is not the goal. This is so that the DUI severity score goes down to ZERO!
Do you think we can do it?
For more information on this topic, see all the details on Zutobi.com.
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