Persons Killed In Total And Alcohol-Impaired Crashes By Person Type, 2015

 

    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of total killed
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 17,466 5,909 34%
     Passenger 6,158 1,812 29
     Unknown occupant 71 3 4
     Total 23,695 7,724 33%
Motorcyclists 4,976 1,609 32%
Nonoccupants      
     Pedestrian 5,376 796 15
     Pedalcyclist 818 101 12
     Other/unknown 227 36 16
     Total 6,421 933 15%
Total 35,092 10,265 29%
(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.