We can expect to see more than 360 crash fatalities across the country over this three day New Year’s holiday period.
That’s according to a recent report by the National Safety Council.
Nearly 40% of those involve alcohol.
Looking at data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 28 people die every day in the US in an alcohol-related crash. That’s one person every 53 minutes.
Drunk driving deaths have fallen by a third in the last three decades, however, the chance of being in an alcohol-impaired crash is still one in three over the course of a lifetime.
These deaths and damages contribute to a cost of $52 billion per year.