Alcohol Impaired Driving Facts

Risk Factors and Priority Populations

Risk Factors for Increased Alcohol Consumption

Risk Factors for Alcohol Impaired Driving

Protective Factors

Marijuana and Driving Facts

Traffic Safety and Impaired Driving Facts



Facts and Figures

Did you know that an average of one person dies every 31 minutes from alcohol-related traffic crashes?

In the US, an estimated 5,000 individuals under the age of 21 die each year from injuires caused by underage drinking -- 1900 of these are a result of motor vehicle crashes.

Or that every 2 minutes one person is injured from such crashes?

Or that one in every three people will be somehow affected by impaired driving in their lifetime?

Did you know that there has been nearly a 30% increase in women driving under the influence?

In 2007 there were 12,998 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.

In 2007, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

These statistics are powerful and understanding the numbers is a critical component in having the knowledge to take a stand in the fight against impaired driving!