TIRF USA Road Safety Monitor 2022: Alcohol-Impaired Driving & COVID-19 in the United States

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation, USA, Inc. (TIRF USA) surveyed 1,503 drivers in October 2022 regarding alcohol-impaired driving for its 8th annual public opinion survey, the 2022 USA Road Safety Monitor (RSM). The 2022 RSM also addressed COVID-19, decreased traffic volumes, and risky driving behavior. Findings include: 19.6% of survey respondents reported driving when they thought they exceeded the legal limit for alcohol, as compared to 22.5% in 2021; of these respondents 30.7% thought they were okay to drive and 12.6% thought they could still drive carefully. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 16.5% of survey respondents reported that they frequently drove within two hours of using alcohol, as compared to 18.2% prior to the pandemic; 24.1% reported sometimes (25.3% prior to pandemic), and 59.4% reported rarely (56.5% prior to pandemic). The report also discusses characteristics of respondents who reported driving over the legal limit and the use of designated drivers or safe rides.


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  • Accession Number: 01875007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2023 9:18AM