YOUTH ALCOHOL-RELATED MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES, 1982-1992

The figures and data contained in this report focus on impaired driving fatal crashes by young people, ages 15 through 20, from 1982 to 1992. The data selected to illustrate this problem fall into four categories: (1) Youth Fatalities - Those who died in motor vehicle crashes (drivers, passengers, or pedestrians) who were 15 to 20 years old; (2) Young Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes - 15- to 20-year-old drivers involved in a crash that resulted in a fatality; (3) Young Drivers Killed - 15- to 20-year-old drivers who were killed in a motor vehicle crash; and (4) Youth Fatalities by Alcohol-Involvement of Young Drivers - Youths who were killed in a motor vehicle accident in which a young person was driving. The data in these four categories are broken out by alcohol-related involvement. If a fatality is alcohol-related, a driver or pedestrian had a measurable blood alcohol content (BAC). The alcohol involvement is further broken down to indicate if the BAC was between .01 and .09 percent (which is the legal limit in most states) or if it was greater than or equal to .10 percent, which is over the legal limit in most States. Some of the data are shown in figures to highlight interesting trends or problem areas.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 101
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1996 12:00AM