Four Killed 51 Injured When Car Crashes Into Oklahoma Home Coming Parade

This is exactly what we are talking about. This happened October 23, 2015 in Stillwater, Oklahoma at a home coming parade. A 25 year old woman, who was drunk, ran her car into a crowd of people watching the parade, 4 people were killed, one a 2 year old boy. A total of 47 people were injured, 7 who are in critical condition and 8 others in serous condition.  This happens everyday somewhere in the US.  The 25 year old woman that drove the car could spend the rest of her life in prison. A car is a weapon of mass destruction and we need to do all we can to stop this carnage. Do your part and don’t drink and drive, no drugs, no texting and don’t be distracted.

Highway Kindness

Every Year, Over 400,000 People Get Either Killed Or Injured On Our Highways! This Can Only Be Described As Horrific Carnage! Your Family And Your Friends LOVE YOU, So Please Take IMMEDIATE ACTION Not To Be Distracted Or Impaired While Driving. Don’t Become A Statistic, Or Cause Anyone Else To Become One.

Last year 32,000 people were killed on US highways. Of that number, 15,000 were killed with Blood Alcohol exceeding legal limits. Many thousands are killed every year by texting, emailing, twittering, Face Booking or just not paying attention. When you drive a vehicle, you are driving a potential weapon of mass destruction. A lapse of a few seconds is enough for an accident to happen resulting in your death, the death of your passengers, the death of people in other vehicles or pedestrians.

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Fatal Crash Totals

There were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013 in which 32,719 deaths occurred. This resulted in national motor vehicle crash death rates of 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from a low of 3.1 in the District of Columbia to a high of 22.6 in Montana. The death rates per 100 million vehicle miles traveled ranged from 0.56 in the District of Columbia to 1.96 in Montana.

Below are statistics of people who were killed on US Highways in 2013. Take a look and see how many were killed in your state. Please think about this: Life is fragile, temperate and impermanent and we really are not guaranteed of our next breath. Appreciate and be thankful for the gift of your life everyday and value the life of others who are on the road with you. Don’t take foolish chances behind the wheel, it’s just not worth the risk.

Population, Vehicle Miles Traveled, Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes, Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths And Motor Vehicle.

Some states report blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for only a small percentage of passenger vehicle drivers. If BAC is missing for a driver, it is imputed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s multiple imputation model. 1‬ However, BAC information is most precise in states that report a high percentage of BACs. In the following table, estimated percentages of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers with BACs at or above 0.08 percent are shown only for states in which BAC reporting for fatally injured drivers was 70 percent or higher. Estimated percentages are based on known BAC when available and imputed BAC for the remaining drivers.

Alcohol Involvement

For the nation in 2013, BAC was reported for 72 percent of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers. West Virginia reported BACs for 95 percent of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers, while Mississippi reported BACs for 42 percent. Thirty-five states had BAC reporting rates of at least 70 percent. South Carolina had the highest estimated percentage of fatally injured drivers with BACs of 0.08 percent or higher (47 percent), and both Minnesota and West Virginia had the lowest (24 percent).

Estimated Number And Percent Of Fatally Injured Passenger Vehicle Drivers With BAC ≥ 0.08 Percent By State, 2013

‡ Cells with missing data have insufficient reporting of results for reliably estimating percent of fatally injured drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08 Percent.

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