40 Million Americans Driving Drunk or Drugged

From billboards to PSAs to TV commercials, it seems like awareness surrounding the risks of drunk and drugged driving is everywhere. So it may come as a surprise to learn that 30 million Americans are driving drunk each year, while another 10 million are getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs.

According to a report released last Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA), in some states, the number of drunk and drugged drivers tops 20 percent. It’s a startling statistic, considering all of the media attention this problem has been given.