Roughly one-third of deadly car accidents involve drivers who have had too much to drink. Perhaps it should come as no surprise then that the general increase in traffic deaths over the past two years has included an increase in drunk driving fatalities. Last year, there were 10,265 such fatalities. This year, that number is expected to rise. With one of the deadliest nights of the year for drinking and driving accidents right around the corner, it is a good time to reconsider the problem of drunken motorists.
The rules of the road are meant to ensure all of the drivers are safe. The vast majority of drivers follow these rules. If everyone were to do the same, we would almost never have serious motor vehicle accidents.