Are Teenagers More Likely to Be in a Drunk Driving Accident?

Yes, statistics show that teenagers and young adults are more likely to be in a drunk driving accident. Weekend nights and official holidays are especially risky, and former DUI offenders are more likely to relapse. Also, statistics show male drivers aged 21 through 50 are more likely to cause drunk driving accidents than female drivers.

According to official statistics, teenagers and young adults are more likely to become victims of a drunk driving accident. Motorcyclists and previous DUI offenders are also at higher risk. Drunk driving accidents are more likely to occur during the night, especially on Saturdays and Sundays or during official holidays.

According to IIHS, male drivers are significantly more likely to have BACs at or above 0.08 percent than females (2.6 percent versus 1.5 percent), according to the 2007 National Roadside Alcohol Survey.

Among fatally injured drivers, the extent of alcohol impairment has fallen since 1982 for all age groups and both genders. In 2014, 36% among the fatally injured male drivers had BACs at or above 0.08 percent. The corresponding proportion among drivers of female gender was 22%. Alcohol impairment in fatal crashes was highest for male drivers between the ages 21-30 (51 percent) and 31-40 (46 percent).

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