In a March report about the best and worst states in terms of problems with drunk driving, Alaska ranked 20th.
In this issue, we’ll delve deeper into the numbers.
Researchers with BackgroundChecks.org released their report on March 9. In it, they used 2015 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
The researchers ranked the states in terms of:
Out of all 50 states, Alaska ranked 20th. Contributing to Alaska’s ranking was:
The top 5 states with the worst DUI problems, according to the report, are Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and South Carolina.
“The fact that over 10,000 people a year die from DUI related accidents is a travesty,” said Trent Wilson, co-author of the research. “We hope this research will open some eyes and make people think twice before drinking and driving.”
To illustrate the continued dangers posed by drunk drivers, consider these facts from MADD:
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