Accession Number PB2012-114681
Title Alcohol-Impaired Driving, April 2012.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Drivers are considered to be alcohol-impaired when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. Thus, any fatal crash involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher is considered to ban alcohol-impaired driving crash, and fatalities occurring in those crashes are considered to be alcohol-impaired fatalities. The term 'driver' refers to the operator of any motor vehicle including a motorcycle. Estimates of alcohol-impaired driving are generated using BAC values reported to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and imputed BAC values when they are not reported. The term 'alcohol-impaired' does not indicate that a crash or a fatality was caused by alcohol impairment. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving-crashes. These alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.
Keywords Alcohol impaired driving
Alcohol safety
Children
Crashes
Drinking drivers
Fatalities
Impaired drivers
Motor vehicle accidents
Motor vehicles
Motorcycles
Traffic safety


 
Source Agency Highway Traffic Safety
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
92C - Social Concerns
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC. National Center for Statistics and Analysis.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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