Signs of Progress
Remarkable Declines in Alcohol Abuse and Its Consequences

Welcome to The Beer Institute's slide show, presenting the latest statistics on underage drinking and drunk driving. Over the last decade, use of alcholol by teenageers has fallen dramatically -- as has drunk driving fatalities. To start the slide show (8 slides in all), click the arrow below.

Alternatively, view individual slides by clicking on the links below:

  1. Drinking Among High School Seniors: Percent Who Have Consumed Alcohol in the Last 30 Days
  2. Drinking Among High School Seniors: Percent Who Report Occasional Heavy Drinking
  3. Beer Drinking Among College Freshman: Percentage of College Freshman Who Drink Beer Frequently or Occasionally
  4. Drunk Driving Fatalities: Number & Percentage of Total Fatalities Involving Drunk Drivers
  5. Drunk Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes: Number and Percentage of All Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes Who Were Drunk
  6. Drunk-Driving Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)
  7. Fatalities Involving Drunk Teenage Drivers: Number and Percentage of Total Fatalities Involving Drunk Teenage Drivers
  8. Drunk Teenage Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes: Number and Percentage of All Drivers in Fatal Crashes Who Were Drunk Teenage Drivers