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On 31 August 1997 Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash driven by a drunken chauffer Her death was shocking on several levels It was violent It sent those she had touched through her charity work into heartbroken mourning and saddened millions more who had never met her but who had followed her troubled and sometimes troublesome life with the intimacy that modern celebrity affords This accident would not have happened if the driver was not intoxicated by alcohol The recent figures from Statistics Canada show that there has been a 50 reduction from 1981 to 1996 in the number of Canadians being charged with drunk driving There is a lifelong sorrow for the relatives of the fatal victims moreover there are astronomical costs and problems for repeat offenders Drunk drivers cause more deaths injuries and destruction than all murderers muggers rapists and robbers combined Every six hours someone is killed by an impaired driver Every twenty minutes someone somewhere in Canada becomes a victim to an impaired driver Every year more than 45 of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol More than 1700 Canadians die each year as the consequence of intoxicated drivers Tens of millions of dollars are spent annually in court costs rehabilitation lost earnings health care and social programs all because of drinking driving accidents This money comes directly out of the citizens pockets in taxes and lost revenue Transport Canada reports the minimum loss to society as a result of road accidents involving alcohol as 390000 per fatal accidents 310000 per fatality 12000 per injury accidents 3600 per injured victim Almost 30000 Criminal Code license suspensions were issued in 1992 for drinking driving related charges Over one-half 59 were repeat drinking driving offenses Of all suspensions issued for impaired driving 65 were issued for a second or subsequent offense Crashes happen more often in summer than winter Over two-thirds of the crashes occur on weekends one quarter of all crashes
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