UPDATE: ALCOHOL-RELATED TRAFFIC CRASHES AND FATALITIES AMONG YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS -- UNITED STATES, 1982-1994

The findings in this report document that the overall decline in alcohol involvement among drivers in fatal crashes during 1982-1989 continued through 1994. However, a substantial proportion of young drivers in fatal crashes had a BAC > or = 0.01 g/dL. The decline in alcohol involvement among drivers is consistent with the decline in the number and percentage of all ARTFs in the U.S. during 1982-1994. However, in 1994, 29 percent of crash-related deaths among persons aged 15-17 years and 44 percent of those among persons aged 18-20 years were alcohol-related. In addition, the prevalence of drinking and driving increases substantially among youth and young adults with the frequency of alcohol use and is strongly associated with binge drinking.

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  • Accession Number: 00715459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1996 12:00AM