Drunk Driving Statistics
A closer look at DWI statistics
Drunk driving continues to be a menace on the roads, despite public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. While drunk driving fatalities have steadily dropped over the past 30 years, dozens of people die every day on average due to negligent individuals who are driving while intoxicated (DWI). Drivers are considered impaired when their blood alcohol level is .08 grams per deciliter or higher.
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The following are some eye-opening drunk driving statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities in U.S. in 2008: 11,773
- Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities in North Carolina in 2008: 423
- Nationally, alcohol impaired fatalities in 2008 accounted for 32 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities
- Nationwide traffic fatalities involving alcohol impaired drivers dropped nearly 10 percent in 2008, from 13,041 to 11,773
- In North Carolina, the number of traffic fatalities involving alcohol impaired drivers dropped about 13 percent in 2008, from 487.
- There was on average one alcohol-impaired driving fatality every 45 minutes nationwide in 2008
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