ALCOHOL-RELATED HIGHWAY FATALITIES

ALCOHOL-RELATED HIGHWAY FATALITIES

Fatalities in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes (annual data)

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Fatalities in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes (annual data)

Fatalities in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes (annual data) - Percent of Total Highway Fatalities. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Alcohol is the single largest cause of fatal crashes. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for nearly 40 percent of all highway fatalities in 2000.

Fatalities include those arising from motor vehicle related crashes in which the driver and/or a fatally injured pedestrian or other nonmotorist had a measured or estimated blood alcohol content of 0.01 grams per deciliter or greater.

Alcohol-Related Highway Fatalities 1999 2000
Total 15,786 16,653
Alcohol-Related Highway Fatalities percent change from previous year  -1.46   5.49

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 1998, DOT HS 808 983 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 13, and personal communication, Sept. 11, 2000. 2000 data: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2000 Traffic Safety Facts. Available at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/factshet.html.