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PERCENT OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 2003 AND 2012 (1)
Age   2003 2012 Point change  
16 to 20   19% 18% -1 pt.
21 to 24   32 32 0
25 to 34   27 29 2
35 to 44   24 25 1
45 to 54   19 21 2
55 to 64   11 14 3
65 to 74   8 9 1
Over 74   5 5 0

(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.

 
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 1999 AND 2008 (1)
Age 1999 2008 Point change
Under 16 10% 10% 0
16 to 20 17 17 0
21 to 24 31 34 3 pts.
25 to 34 28 31 3
35 to 44 25 25 0
45 to 54 17 21 4
55 to 64 11 12 1
65 to 74 7 7 0
Over 74 4 4 0

(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.

 
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 2000 AND 2009 (1)
Age 2000 2009 Point change
Under 16 10% 7% -3 pts.
16 to 20 18 19 1
21 to 24 32 35 3
25 to 34 28 32 4
35 to 44 26 26 0
45 to 54 18 22 4
55 to 64 12 13 1
65 to 74 8 7 -1
Over 74 4 3 -1

(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.

 
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 2001 AND 2010 (1)
Age   2001 2010 Point change  
Under 16   12% 8% -4 pts.
16 to 20   18 18 0
21 to 24   33 34 1
25 to 34   28 30 2
35 to 44   25 25 0
45 to 54   19 21 2
55 to 64   12 14 2
65 to 74   7 8 1
Over 74   4 5 1

(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.

 
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 2002 AND 2011 (1)
Age   2002 2011 Point change  
16 to 20   18 20 2 pts.
21 to 24   33 32 -1
25 to 34   29 30 1
35 to 44   26 24 -2
45 to 54   19 21 2
55 to 64   12 14 2
65 to 74   7 8 1
Over 74   4 5 1

(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.