Where Does Montana Rank When It Comes To Drunk Drivers?

Drinking and driving is one of the easiest things to avoid. You can have a designated driver, you can call an Uber. There are also plenty of "Safe Ride Home" programs in conjunction with tavern associations.

So why is it then that most Montana residents just don't seem to care and choose to drive drunk?

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There is a chance you at some point in your life have driven drunk, you may have convinced yourself that you were just "buzzed," but as the ad says "buzzed driving is drunk driving."

Seems that in Montana quite of few of us are deciding that buzzed driving is completely fine.

That's according to a new report from Forbes Advisor in which they took a look at six different metrics and found what states have the most drunk drivers.

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Montana Tops The Nation For Drunk Drivers

That's right Montana is #1 in America when it comes to drunk driving.

Here's what Forbes Advisor found in their research

  • Montana ranks as the worst state for drunk driving, with 8.57 drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes for every 100,000 licensed drivers, and 7.14 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver for every 100,000 state residents. Both rates are the highest in the nation.
  • More than two-fifths (43.51%) of traffic deaths in Montana are caused by drunk drivers, the highest in the nation.
  • Underage drinkers are also at high risk in Montana. The state has the worst rate of drunk drivers under age 21 involved in fatal crashes (1.17 per 100,000 licensed drivers).
  • Big Sky Country has the 11th highest number of DUI arrests per 100,000 licensed drivers (450.50).

As you see it's not just adults either as we're #1 when it comes to those under the age of 21.

See who else is on the list for the worst states when it comes to drunk drivers in the gallery below. 👇

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Gallery Credit: Nick Northern

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