"In 2011 alone, almost 12,000 people lost their lives in the US due to people driving under the influence, and that number is nothing compared to global statistics."
That is not even close to true.
12,000 people did not lose their lives DUE to people driving under the influence.
12,000 people lost their lives due to alcohol related accidents.
There is a BIG difference.
In the U.S. an alcohol related accident includes any accident where any of the following was recorded:
1. The driver of any vehicle involved in the accident had any detectable amount of alcohol in his system.(Not Just intoxicated)
2. Any passenger of any vehicle involved in the accident had any detectable amount of alcohol in his system.(Not Just intoxicated)
3. Any pedestrian injured in the accident has any detectable amount of alcohol in his system.(Not Just intoxicated)
4. Any open or sealed container of alcohol was found in any vehicle involved in the accident.
That right there covers a huge chunk of people on the road who are driving at night. Guess when most accidents occur? That's right at night.
There is no meaningful data on how many accidents are actually caused by drunk drivers, and this is by design. If the public knew how few people are actually killed because of people driving drunk, they wouldn't support the draconian laws that stifle our freedom and fill the pockets of greedy politicians and crooked police forces.
You are more likely to be killed by a deer than a drunk driver in the United States.