Total Traffic And Alcohol-Impaired Crash Fatalities, 1985-2021 (1)

 

    Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities (1)
Year Total traffic fatalities Number As a percent of all crash deaths
1985 43,825 18,125 41%
1990 44,599 17,705 40
1995 41,817 13,478 32
2000 41,945 13,324 32
2005 43,510 13,582 31
2010 32,999 10,136 31
2011 32,479 9,865 30
2012 33,782 10,336 31
2013 32,894 10,110 31
2014 32,744 9,943 30
2015 35,485 10,320 30
2016 37,806 10,967 29
2017 37,473 10,880 29
2018 36,835 10,710 29
2019 36,355 10,196 28
2020 39,007 11,718 30
2021 42,939 13,384 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 grams per deciliter or above, the legal definition of alcohol-impaired driving in most states. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.