"In 2013, a total of more than 200 children of 14 years or younger were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes." -National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
It's the 21st century, yet drunk driving still exists. Not only that, but the issue still occurs in the world's richest countries. On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of offenders is high - over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence, reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation - yet most people are not aware that the issue even exists.
No device has been successful in eliminating drunk driving. The attempts are countless, from wireless breathalyzers to car tracking machines. The idea is still being developed as entrepreneurs race to find the perfect solution. Yet nothing as been implemented in cars, no changes have been made in law, and drunk driving is still as big of a problem as it was decades ago.
The price of drunk driving is grim. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) recorded 10,076 deaths and 290,000 injuries from drunk driving in just 2013. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. In 2013, a total of more than 200 children of 14 years or younger were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, the NHTSA data query stated.
So what's next? The world has yet to eliminate drunk driving. Luckily, in the technological age that we live in, the possibilities are endless. For all we know, the solution is within reach, but just not discovered yet. That's where BreathCheck comes in. We want to make a difference and we want to change the world. And we invite you to explore this solution as you navigate along this website.