This report presents and analyzes statistics on alcohol/drug related fatal motor vehicle accidents in Michigan for the year 1990. Some highlights from the report are as follows: There were 660 alcohol/drug related fatal traffic accidents out of a total of 1,396 fatal traffic accidents, or 47.3%, during the year 1990. Those 660 alcohol/drug related fatal traffic accidents claimed a total of 738 lives, or 47.2% of the total highway fatalities. A total of 2,186 drivers were involved in fatal traffic accidents; 29.7%, or 649, of those drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents had been drinking or using drugs. Of the 2,186 drivers who were involved in fatal accidents, 1,005 drivers, or 46.0%, had blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests performed. Of the 941 drivers who received BAC tests and for which results were determined, 412, or 43.8%, exceeded .10% by weight, the legal presumptive level. Young drivers, aged 24 years and under, accounted for 30.9% of all drinking/drugged drivers in fatal accidents. Results show that the younger drinking drivers had lower levels of alcohol in their blood, yet they had higher involvement in fatal accidents. This strongly suggests that young drivers are more vulnerable to traffic accidents when drinking is involved. Other statistics in this report show alcohol/drug related fatal accidents by accident type, by month, by time of day/day of week, by hazardous action by driver, and by county.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

    300 S Washington Square, Suite 300
    Lansing, MI  United States  48913
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  • Publication Date: 1991


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 304
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 25 1993 12:00AM