|Number of vehicles||Fatalitiesa||Alcohol involve-mentb||Percentc|
|More than two-vehicle crashes||3,117||896||29|
a Fatalities in all crashes.
b Fatalities in crashes that involve alcohol.
c Percentage of all crash fatalities that involve alcohol.
Notes: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
A motor vehicle crash is considered to be alcohol-related if at least one driver or nonoccupant (such as a pedestrian or pedalcyclist) involved in the crash is determined to have had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.01 grams per deciliter or greater.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates alcohol involvement when test results are unknown.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, personal communication, October 2005.