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Cities with the Most Drunk Drivers

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Cities with the most drunk drivers

Go out, have fun, but get a DD for the ride home.

The number of intoxicated drivers on the road at any one time is enough to make your stomach turn. The numbers are staggering, and if you live in certain cities, you may have more than you’re fair share of drunk drivers.

I’ve listed the top ten cities with the most drunk drivers below, according to Police Link. The list in its entirety is based on the top 20 cities by population, according to the Census Bureau, then ranked against the calculated percentages of drivers in each city who have had at least one alcohol-related violation.

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. Charlotte, NC
  4. Phoenix, AZ
  5. Columbus, OH
  6. Indianapolis, IN
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Jacksonville, FL

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California is clearly an offender in multiple cities making the top ten list several times, while Texas takes the cake in spots 11-14. Clearly, drunk driving knows no geographical boundaries, and is an issue country-wide. Cities that have impressive public transportation or are easy to navigate by foot, like New York City, see fewer occurrences of drunk driving, for obvious reasons.

Next time you head out for a few drinks, make sure you have a plan to get home safely. Together we can make our roads a safer place.

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