Drunk Driving Traffic Fatality Crashes Drop

The number of people killed in traffic crashes in 2006 involving at least one drunken driver or motorcycle operator declined .08 percent over the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drunken drivers or operators were defined as those with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent (.08 g/dL) or above.

 

Reference:

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 2006 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment: Alcohol-Related Fatalities. Traffic Safety Facts: Research Note. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), August, 2007.

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