Idaho has been ranked at the third most dangerous state in the U.S. for drunk driving, according to U.S.A. today survey. The metrics used to evaluate the danger of drunk driving for the survey were Cost per Fatality by State, Drunk Driving (percentage of fatal crashes that involved alcohol), DUI Arrests, DUI Penalties, and Laws/Statutes relating to DUI’s. The original study was conducted by the Car Insurance Comparison and used statistics from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, National Highway traffic Safety Administration, FBI, Kids Count Data Center, and DrivingLaws.org. North Dakota ranked first both for fatalities and driving-under-the-influence arrest in 2015, with Montana coming in at second with the highest cost per fatality and types of laws. Idaho came in third, slightly above Wisconsin, South Carolina and South Dakota. The director of the study stated that “the combination of higher than average alcohol consumption and a higher chance of running into dangerous driving conditions with sleet, snow, and ice during the winter months could be the reason that we’re seeing so many of those northern states rank poorly.” The Dakotas, Idaho and Wisconsin each rank among the highest consumption of alcohol according to a 2009 study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Idaho 3rd Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving
Apr 28, 2016