Children of drunk drivers

Most Children Killed In DUI Crashes Are Passengers Of Drunk Driver

Most often, when a child is killed by a drunk driver, the child isn’t a passenger in another vehicle but instead is a passenger of the drunk driver. A recent study led by Dr. Kyran Quinlan of Northwestern University looked at traffic deaths involving children under the age of 15 over a ten year period. The data showed that, two-thirds of the time in DUI related crashes, the child was being driven by the drunk driver responsible for the crash. The data also showed that, the more the driver had been drinking, the less likely that the child was buckled into a seat belt or child safety seat. Read more: In Crashes That Kill Children, It’s Their Driver Who’s Often Drunk