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United States Drunk Driving Statistics

DRUNK DRIVING
&
FATALITIES IN THE USA

NEARLY
30 PEOPLE DIE
EVERY DAY
FROM DRUNK DRIVING

THAT'S
1 DEATH
EVERY
48 MINUTES

IN 2010,
10,228 KILLED FROM ALCOHOL IMPARED DRIVING
31% OF ALL TRAFFIC RELATED DEATHS IN THE US

17% OF TRAFFIC DEATHS WITH CHILDREN AGES 0-14
INVOLVED AN ALCOHOL IMPARED DRIVER

61% OF THOS CHILDREN WERE RIDING IN THE VEHICLE OF THE ALCOHOL IMPARED DRIVER

1.4 MILLION
DRIVERS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

1% OF THE 112 MILLION
SELF REPORTED EPISODES OF ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING

DRUGS OTHER THAN ALCOHOL
E.G., MARIJUANA AND COCAINE
ARE INVOLVED IN ABOUT
18%
OF VEHICLE DRIVER DEATHS.
THESE OTHER DRUGS ARE OFTEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH ALCOHOL.

AMONG DRIVERS WITH BAC LEVELS OF O.08 IN FATAL CRASHES
34% 21-24 YRS OLD
30% 25-34 YRS OLD
25% 35-44 YRS OLD

AMONG MOTORCYCLISTS
KILLED IN FATAL CRASHES
28%
HAD BACS OF 0.08% OR GREATER
44%
OF THAT ARE AGE 40 OR OLDER

82% OF FATAL CRASHES
ARE CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVERS

17% 7%
65% 11%
82% 18%
DRUNK DRIVERS OTHER

PASSENGERS W/ DRUNK DRIVER
DRIVERS WITH .08+BAC
OCCUPANTS OF OTHER VEHICLES
NONOCCUPANTS

TIME OF DAY
DRUNK DRIVING FATALITIES
4X HIGHER AT NIGHT THAN THE DAY
9% DAY TIME
37% NIGHT TIME
TOTAL DRIVERS
DRUNK DRIVERS

% OF DRUNK FATALITIES
BY AGE GROUP
12000 30%
10000 25% 21%
8000 14%
6000 34%
4000 18%
2000 8% 5%
0 16-20 21-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-75 75+
% OF DRUNK DRIVERS OTHER FATALITIES

% OF DRUNK FATALITIES BY GENDER
30000 24%
25000
20000
15000
10000 15&
5000
0 MALE FEMALE
% OF DRUNK FATALITIES
OTHER FATALITIES

% OF DRUNK FATALITIES
BY VEHICLE TYPE
25000
20000 23% 22%
15000
10000
5000 2%
0 PASSENGER CARS LIGHT TRUCKS LARGE TRUCKS MOTORCYCLES
% OF DRUNK FATALITIES OTHER FATALITIES

PRIOR DRIVING RECORDS IN DUI CRASHES
BAC LEVEL .00 12%
2%
18%
11%

.01-.07 15%
5%
24%
20%

.08+ 13%
8%
21%
26%

.15+ 13%
9%
20%
24%

REPORTED CRASHES
DUI CONVICTIONS
SPEEDING CONVICTIONS
SUSPENSIONS OR REVOCATIONS

BAC LEVELS IN FATAL CRASHES
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
600
500
400
300
200
100
.01 .03 .05 .07 .09 .11 .13 .15 .17 .19 .21 .23 .25 .27 .29 .31 .33 .35 .37 .39 .41 .43 .45
BAC LEVEL

FATAL DUI CRASHES BY STATE
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN WYOMING
BAC 0.10+
BAC 0.15+
BAC 0.08+
BAC .01-.07
BAC 0.00

REDUCING DRUNK DRIVING FATALITIES
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO
ACTIVELY ENFORCING EXISTING 0.08% BAC LAWS, MINIMUM LEGAL DRINKING AGE LAWS, & ZERO TOLERANCE LAWS FOR DRIVERS YOUNGER THAN 21 YEARS OLD IN ALL STATES.

PROMPTLY TAKING AWAY THE DRIVER'S LICENSES OF PEOPLE WHO DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS
PUTTING HEALTH PROMOTION EFFORTS INTO PRACTICE THAT INFLUENCE ECONOMIC, ORGANIZATIONAL, POLICY, AND SCHOOL/COMMUNITY ACTION

USING COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO ALCOHOL CONTROL AND DWI PREVENTION
REQUIRING MANDATORY SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT FOR
DWI OFFENDERS

REDUCING THE ILLEGAL BAC THRESHOLD TO 0.05%

RAISING STATE AND FEDERAL ALCOHOL EXCISE TAXES

MANDATORY BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTING WHEN TRAFFIC CRASHES RESULT IN INJURY

WHAT INDIVIDUALS CAN DO

PRIOR TO ANY DRINKING, DESIGNATE A NON-DRINKING DRIVER WHEN WITH A GROUP.

DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS DRIVE IMPAIRED. TAKE THEIR KEYS AWAY.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING, GET A RIDE HOME OR CALL A TAXI.

IF YOU'RE HOSTING A PARTY WHERE ALCOHOL WILL BE SERVED,
REMIND YOUR GUESTS TO PLAN AHEAD AND DESIGNATE THEIR SOBER DRIVER;
OFFER ALCOHOL-FREE BEVERAGES;

AND MAKE SURE ALL GUESTS LEAVE WITH A SOBER DRIVER.

United States Drunk Driving Statistics

shared by JerryDagat on Apr 21, 2013 in Transportation

United States Drunk Driving Statistics

shared by JerryDagat on Apr 21, 2013 in Transportation

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Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related cr...
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