"Alcohol was listed as a factor in 27 percent of the deaths."
This is a misleading statement because it doe not list alcohol as the "cause" of the fatality. If person who is over the legal limit for BAC is broadsided by a sober redlight runner resulting in a fatality, alcohol will be listed as "a factor" or "involved" even though it wasn't the (cause). This is the result of pressure from MAAD to enhance the anti-drinking stats used to lobby Congress. I am supportive of enforcing DUI laws and reporting factually when alcohol is th cause of a death. Maybe we should report that a cell phone was (involved) or a (factor) when reporting fatalities when a phone was found in the vehicle. I have to confess that when driving, I feel that I am in more danger from texters and people gabbing on cell phone than drunks simply because there are more of them.
57% percent because of not wearing seatbelts. that is sad, we should outlaw not wearing seatbelts. Oh yea we already do, but ONLY THE LAWBREAKERS get to go without following the law. Yes this lawbreaking cost them their life, but I am making a point that making a law does not change people's mind if they do not want to change.