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Several Arizona Cities Have The Deadliest Drunk Drivers

There are many causes of motor vehicle crashes, including foggy weather, driving at a high rate of speed or fatigue, but accidents that happen due to any of these reasons are not deadly. The fatal accidents are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resulting in an increase in the fatality rate.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told that the chances of death of an individual driving under the influence of an intoxicant are 13 times more when they are driving with a BAC level of .08 percent as compared to 0 percent intoxicant in their system.

AxleGeeks, a vehicle research site from Graphiq, stepped forward to find the deadliest cities with high rate of DUI accident and fatalities. They used the vehicle crash death data of the previous year to rank the cities.

30% of the total number of deaths that happen each year are related to alcohol and drugs. The cities listed by data experts as the deadliest when it comes to DUI are those where the fatalities caused by alcohol are 30 to 70 percent. DUI is a problem in these cities, which requires to be solved as it is increasing day by day.

Data experts saw that the number of DUI accidents and fatalities are high in the cities that are medium to small, where the number of residents is nearly 200,000. It shows that the managed transport system of the big cities helps in avoiding these accidents.

The number of deaths in big cities such as California and Florida is high, but most of them are caused by reasons other than DUI. One reason of the high number of fatalities is the large population living there. DUI related fatalities that happen each year in Texas is more than double that occur in California and the reason of this is the cities in Texas have more rural characteristics as compared to those in California. NHTSA data from 2013 shows that 54 percent of the deaths happened in rural areas, despite the fact that only 19 percent of US residents live there. The transport system and the roads in these rural areas are not properly managed, there are no proper medical facilities and people drive at a high rate of speed because they need to cover a long distance to reach their destination.

Here is the list of cities with the high percentage of DUI accidents and fatalities that happened each year:

Detroit, Michigan – 31 percent deaths involved alcohol whereas the total number of fatalities that happened in 2015 were 129 of which 40 involved alcohol.

Kansas City, Missouri – The DUI related death percentage is 31.3%. Total number fatalities in 2015 were 64 of which 20 were alcohol related.

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee – The DUI related death percentage is 31.5, total number fatalities in 2015 were 73 of which 23 were alcohol related.

Winston-Salem, North California – The DUI related death percentage is 32, total number fatalities in 2015 were 25 of which 8 were alcohol related.

Las Vegas, Nevada – 32.7 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 52 of which 17 involved alcohol.

Houston, Texas – The DUI related death percentage is 33.2%, total number fatalities in 2015 were 238 of which 79 were alcohol related.

Irving, Texas – 33.3 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 21 of which 7 involved alcohol.

Lakeland, Florida – 33.3 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 18 of which 6 involved alcohol.

Oklahoma city, Oklahoma – 33.7 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 86 of which 29 involved alcohol.

North Las Vegas, Nevada – The DUI related death percentage is 53.9 percent, total number fatalities in 2015 were 26 of which 14 were alcohol related.

Grand Pierre, Texas – The DUI related death percentage is 54.6 percent, total number fatalities in 2015 were 11 of which 6 were alcohol related.

Dayton, Ohio – 58.3 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 24 of which 14 involved alcohol.

Lafayette, Louisiana – 61.5 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 13 of which 8 involved alcohol.

Cape Coral, Florida – 70 percent deaths involved alcohol, total number of fatalities in 2015 were 10 of which 7 involved alcohol.

Source: www.tucson.com

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Mr. Sloan has spent the last 14+ years focusing his attention on DUI representation. He has done more than 100 felony trials and has earned numerous favorable results for his clients, including Not Guilty verdicts, dismissal of cases, and beneficial plea agreements.