Drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.
220 children 14 years old and younger were killed in a drunk-driving crash in 2017 — one in every five children who die in a traffic crash.
One person is killed about every 50 minutes in a drunk driving crash.
Just one drink before driving can put you and others in danger because alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination.
If you drink and drive, you won’t get hit with a yellow flag; you'll get pulled over, arrested, and prosecuted.
A DUI (Driving under the influence) can set you back, on average, $10,000, and there could be a crash — people could get hurt or killed.
In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44 billion that year.
NHTSA, under the leadership of Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, demonstrates its commitment to eliminating drunk driving through public awareness campaigns and state safety grant programs.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a famous American drunk driving campaign.