Figure 2 - Alcohol Involvement of Drivers in Fatal Crashes by Age: 2000

Figure 2 - Alcohol Involvement of Drivers in Fatal Crashes by Age: 2000

0.08 BAC or greater (Percentage of drivers)

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Age .01 - .07 BAC .08+ BAC Total
<16 4.3 10.3 14.6
16-20 5.3 18.4 23.7
21-24 6.3 31.8 38.1
25-34 4.5 28.2 32.7
35-44 4.1 26.0 30.1
45-64 3.2 16.0 19.2
65+ 2.2 6.2 8.4
Unknown 3.7 21.0 24.7

NOTE: These data reflect the methodological change in estimating missing blood alcohol concentration test results, adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2002.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communication, Nov. 1, 2002.