Though not covered by federal law, every state has a drinking age of 21, plus their own drunk driving laws. Even so, more than 30 percent of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. Connecticut has strict statutes against drunk drivers, and a recent study shows that the state has the third strictest laws in the nation.
In addition to the 10,000 lives taken in the nation due to drunk driving, the American economy suffers an annual $60 billion loss due to the action. There is good news, however. The DUI laws have dropped fatalities by 52 percent between 1982 and 2013, the last year the study took into consideration.