Drunk Driving

Fatalities in drunk driving crashes decreased 39% from 1982 to 1997, despite fluctuations in the total number of traffic fatalities. An 11% decrease in drunk driving fatalities was noted after 1992, despite a 7% increase in the total number of traffic fatalities.

Source: Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1998.

* Drunk drivers defined as those with BACs .10 or higher.