If statistics alone could get people to change their behavior, drivers might pause before getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But as you know empirically—perhaps because you’ve been arrested recently for DUI, or perhaps because a loved one just called you from jail in emotional distress because of an arrest—it’s not so simple. Why do drivers make poor/reckless decisions? And what can be done about the problem of DUI—on a community-wide or city-wide level—to make things safer for everyone?
In this post and a subsequent one, we’ll take an unbiased (well, as unbiased as possible) look at the science and possible solutions.
You probably are already all too familiar with facts like these from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention: