Charity Vehicle Donations in Tennessee
Those scenes unfolding on TV about a driver hitting another car and killing or severely injuring people are truly tragic. That driver and the others who lost their lives had dreams and a promising life ahead of them. One bad decision led to a lifetime of regret and grief.
Now, what if that driver had known the perils of drunk driving?
Understanding Alcohol Impairment
The kind of alcoholic beverage you drink does not determine impairment; it is the amount you consume over time that will affect your body. A standard drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits.
A person normally metabolizes alcohol at a rate of approximately one drink per hour. Myths such as drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not hasten the sobering process; only time will sober a person up.
A Look at the Statistics
The highest rate of drunk drivers is in the age group 21 to 25, accounting for 23.4%.
Fifty to 75 percent of drunk drivers still get behind the wheel even if they have a suspended license.
In 2011, drunk driving fatalities happened 4.5 times higher at night compared to daytime numbers.
Males are more likely to drive drunk than females, at 15.1% vs. 7.9%.
In 2011, the highest rate of drunk drivers was in the age group 21 to 24 at 32%, followed by 25 to 34 year olds at 30%.
Be the ray of light that shines hope on a victim of drunk driving by giving your old vehicle to Tennessee car donation programs.
Be the Change Maker
Make a difference in your area by participating in Tennessee donate car charity programs. MADD uses the funds we get from donations and auctions to support victims of drunk driving.
We want to show victims that there is hope after a dark time in their lives. We help rebuild lives and make a difference through our own little ways. One person can be the change and heal someone’s life.