Thousands killed by drunk drivers each year

Dec 01, 2010

People die every year from drunk drivers

When someone decides to get behind the wheel and drive, they have more control over their own fate as well as anyone else on the road than they may realize. A large number of people admit to driving while under the influence.

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found twenty percent of drivers confessed to driving a vehicle within two hours of drinking alcohol within the past year. Driving under the influence has resulted in thousands of deaths. Almost 12,000 people were in fatal accidents because of a drunk driver in 2008, according to the NHTSA.

Even if a person is a smart driver and avoids alcohol before driving, that doesn't mean everyone else on the road is the same way. Given that no one knows when they may be involved in a fatal accident, it's best to plan for the unthinkable.

Having life insurance, for example, is a wise financial decision for the breadwinner in a family to have. While a price tag cannot be placed on a person's life, money can help make dealing with the loss easier to adjust to.

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