Alcohol-Related Injuries & Fatalities

The proportion of alcohol-related traffic deaths in the U.S. dropped .05% in 2002, according to the National Highway Trafic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During the same time, the proportion of alcohol-related injuries dropped 7.3%.

Since 1982, alcohol-related traffic fatalities have dropped by 25%, although the population increased by 24% and the number of miles traveled junped by 150% during the same period.

In spite of this remarkable progress in reducing injuries and fatalities, much work remains to be done to increase traffic safety.

To learn more about reducing alcohol-related accidents, visit Drinking and Driving.

 

Reference:

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2002 Annual Assessment. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2003/Assess02.pdf

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