Figure 1-Number and Percent of Alcohol Related v. Nonalcohol Related Highway Vehicle Fatalities: 2001-2010

Figure 1-Number and Percent of Alcohol Related v. Nonalcohol Related Highway Vehicle Fatalities: 2001-2010

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  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total fatalities 42,196 43,005 42,643 42,636 43,443 42,708 41,259 37,423 33,808 32,885
Alcohol-related fatalities 17,401 17,525 17,013 16,694 16,885 17,738 17,157 15,450 14,188 13,365
Non-alcohol-related 24,795 25,480 25,630 25,942 26,558 24,970 24,102 21,973 19,620 19,520
Percentage 41.2 40.8 39.9 39.2 38.9 41.5 41.6 41.3 42.0 40.6

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-20, as of April 2012.