SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving

July 23, 2018

This week, we are excited to launch the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series which will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads.

In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on alcohol-impaired driving. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on aging road users.

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving

While alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have fallen significantly in the past three decades, alcohol-impaired driving still comprises a large percentage of traffic injuries and fatalities. On average in 2016, one person died from an alcohol-impaired driving collision every 50 minutes. Additionally, there was an increase in the number of alcohol-driving fatalities in the United States between 2015 and 2016. In the United States, there were 10,497 people killed in alcohol-impaired collisions in 2016, a 1.7 percent increase from 10,320 in 2015, and a 1.6 percent increase from 10,336 in 2012. Read the full SafeTREC Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet to explore our findings.

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet