Traffic Safety Facts 2016 Data: State Alcohol-Impaired Driving Estimates

This fact sheet contains estimates of driver alcohol involvement in fatal crashes for the United States and individually for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Estimates for Puerto Rico are not included in the national estimates. Data from the current year (2016) and 10 years ago (2007) are presented for comparison. These estimates are based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Tables include Fatalities by state and highest driver blood alcohol concentration (BAC); Drivers involved in fatal crashes by state and BAC of the driver; and BAC test status for drivers involved in fatal traffic crashes. Key findings include: (1) Of the 37,461 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2016, there were an estimated 10,497 people (28%) killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes where at least one driver had a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher. The following States had the highest percentages: Montana (45%), North Dakota (45%), Vermont (43%), and South Dakota (39%). (2) Of the 51,914 drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016, there were an estimated 9,885 (19%) who were alcohol-impaired. The State-level percentages of alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal crashes ranged from 12 percent (Mississippi and Utah) to 36 percent (Montana), compared to 19 percent in the United States.


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  • Accession Number: 01660573
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 483
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 10:22AM