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I just read this crock of b.s. and can’t

On Behalf of | Jan 2, 2015 | Illinois DUI Laws |

I just read this crock of b.s. and can;t be more disappointed in the lack of fact checking and critical thinking displayed by this idiot writer who said “There are almost 300,000 incidents of drunk driving each day, but less than 4,000 of those incidents result in arrest.”No citation or authority quoted for this statement, so I guess he must claim it as his own undeniable truth (in fact I am guessing that he made this number up based on an early 198-0’s anecdote that has been oft repeated by MADD supporters as fact ever since). As one friend noted:

300,000 incidents of drunk driving every day = 109,500,000 per year (300,000 x 365).
If there are 10,000 people killed in drunk driving accidents every year, that’s just 0.009%.
That means that if you drive drunk, you have a 99.991% chance of not killing anyone.
If just 4,000 of those 300,000 result in arrest, then you have a 98.67% chance of making it home completely undetected. Doesn’t sound like much of a problem to me.

BTW: Statistics can be used to prove anything–86% of all people know this.