Studies have shown that many women handle chronic stress or depression differently than men, and women tend to develop alcohol abuse issues later in life more often than men, and at a faster rate, says the Chicago Tribune.
Female drivers make up about 25 percent of DUI arrests across the country, as opposed to just 10 percent in the 80s.
Society changes and the demands of balancing a career with motherhood and family life may contribute to more women drinking and driving. Many factors can lead to stress severe enough that women feel they need to try to cope by drinking, according to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation.
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