America’s DUI Map: States With Worst Records For Alcohol-Related Fatalities Revealed
- Northeast, West Coast, Florida and Texas among worst offenders of decade
- 211 children were killed in 2010 by drunk drivers – including 131 who were driven by someone over the limit
A shocking map has revealed the nation’s worst regions for drinking and driving.
Using death data over a ten-year period, the size and density of the dots show where all the traffic accidents have occurred.
The color of the dots indicates crashes involving alcohol – yellow and green mean less DUIs while blue means more.
The densest areas from 2001 to 2010 are located in the northeast and along the west coast. Florida and Texas also have a large number of DUI crashes.
Scroll down for the interactive map
Danger Zones: A high density of dots indicates where the greatest number of accidents in the United States were between 2001 and 2010
The map, created by John Nelson on the Blog UX Solutions IDV, shows that some areas stand out with low rates of drunk driving fatalities – like Manhattan and Memphis – while others are shockingly high, notably in St. Louis, Missouri and statewide from South.
With every new day in the United States, 27 more people die from impaired driving, this year’s statistics revealed.
More than 1.41 million drivers were arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the FBI.
However, it doesn’t come close to those who got away with it. In the same year, drivers got in their cars 112 million times when they were over the limit – 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving every day.
In a sorry state: Shown in neon on a black background, the death map highlights the pockets of collisions
Driving under the influence of alcohol was also related to age, with the largest group of offenders (23.4%) being between the ages of 21 and 25.
Some 211 children were killed in impaired driving crashes in 2010 according to statistics from National Traffic Highway Safety.
Of these, 131 children died while in the car with someone driving drunk.
Death on the roads: A closer look at Boston, which was one of the East Coast regions with a high number of impaired driving accidents
Chicago Blues interactive map shows shocking number of Lake Michigan crashes
Bigger in Texas: a cluster of accidents in the Dallas / Fort Worth area