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PERSONS KILLED IN TOTAL AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASHES BY PERSON TYPE, 2012

 

    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of
total killed
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 16,769 5,993 36%
     Passenger 6,061 1,917 32
     Unknown occupant 82 6 7
     Total 22,912 7,916 35%
Motorcyclists 4,957 1,596 32%
Nonoccupants      
     Pedestrian 4,743 688 14
     Pedalcyclist 726 89 12
     Other/unknown 223 33 15
     Total 5,692 810 14%
Total 33,561 10,322 31%

(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
PERSONS KILLED IN TOTAL AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASHES BY PERSON TYPE, 2008
    Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 19,220 7,181 37%
     Passenger 7,397 2,167 29
     Unknown occupant 72 1 1
     Total 26,689 9,349 35
Motorcyclists 5,290 1,733 33
Nonoccupants      
     Pedestrian 4,378 582 13
     Pedalcyclist 716 80 11
     Other/unknown 188 29 15
     Total 5,282 692 13
Total 37,261 11,773 32%

(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation,

National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration.

 
PERSONS KILLED IN TOTAL AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASHES BY PERSON TYPE, 2009
    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities  (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of total killed
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 17,640 6,669 38%
     Passenger 6,770 2,022 30
     Unknown occupant 64 3 5
     Total 24,474 8,693 36
Motorcyclists 4,462 1,480 33
Non-occupants      
     Pedestrian 4,092 562 14
     Pedalcyclist 630 85 13
     Other/unknown 150 19 13
     Total 4,872 667 14
Total 33,808 10,839 32%

(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
PERSONS KILLED IN TOTAL AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASHES BY PERSON TYPE, 2010
    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities  (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of total killed
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 16,824 6,037 36%
     Passenger 6,414 1,984 31
     Unknown occupant 65 1 2
     Total 23,303 8,022 34
Motorcyclists 4,502 1,478 33
Nonoccupants      
     Pedestrian 4,280 623 15
     Pedalcyclist 618 82 13
     Other/unknown 182 24 13
     Total 5,080 729 14
Total 32,885 10,228 31%

(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.