Among the most startling statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving is that on average, two out of three people will be in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. MADD also cites information gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reveals that the average drunk driver has driven while intoxicated over 80 times before being arrested.
Sleepiness while driving is a serious risk that many people underestimate. When most think of drowsy driving that poses a significant risk, they typically imagine a commercial truck driver who has spent the last 24 hours on the road. However, recent research indicates that under-sleeping by even a couple of hours can seriously increase the chance of getting into an accident.
While everyone has heard that distracted driving leads to tickets and accidents, many Florida drivers do not realize how big the problem really is. Channel 8 News reported that despite a law passed that bans texting while driving, the state's police force still issued 3,400 citations in 18 months. Distracted driving contributed to the death of 214 people, 198 of those being the vehicle driver, and over 45,000 crashes in the year 2015 alone. When it comes to distracted driving, many drivers do not understand exactly what qualifies. Forms of distraction are divided into three categories.