During 2012 alone, Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 358 people in South Carolina lost their lives in drunk driving-related traffic accidents. During this year, this number represented 41 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the state. During this same year, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention reports that nationally 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents.
Based upon these alarming statistics, it's obvious that far too many people throughout South Carolina and the U.S. are choosing to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when they shouldn't. While the legal blood alcohol concentration limit in most states is .08 percent, even a BAC of .02 results in an individual's ability to see clearly, track movement and multitask being markedly impaired.