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Percent Of Drivers Involved In Fatal Crashes Impaired By Alcohol By Age, 2009 And 2018 (1)

 

Age 2009 2018 Point change
16 to 20   19% 15% -4 pts.
21 to 24   34 27 -7
25 to 34   31 25 -6
35 to 44   26 21 -5
45 to 54   22 19 -3
55 to 64   13 15 2
65 to 74   7 10 3
Over 74   3 7 4

(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.

 
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.

 
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 INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES BY AGE, 2004 AND 2013 (1)
Age 2004 2013 Point change  
16 to 20 18% 17% -1 pt.
21 to 24 33 33 0
25 to 34 27 29 2
35 to 44 23 24 1
45 to 54 19 20 1
55 to 64 12 14 2
65 to 74 8 8 0
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 Involved In Fatal Crashes By Age, 2005 And 2014 (1)
Age 2005 2014 Point change
16 to 20 17% 17% 0 pt.
21 to 24 33 30 -3
25 to 34 29 29 0
35 to 44 24 24 0
45 to 54 19 20 1
55 to 64 13 16 3
65 to 74 7 10 3
Over 74 4 6 2

(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 Involved In Fatal Crashes By Age, 2006 And 2015 (1)
Age 2006 2015 Point change
16 to 20 19% 16% -3 pts.
21 to 24 33 28 -5
25 to 34 29 27 -2
35 to 44 25 23 -2
45 to 54 19 19 0
55 to 64 13 14 1
65 to 74 8 9 1
Over 74 5 6 1

(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 Involved In Fatal Crashes By Age, 2007 And 2016 (1)
Age 2007 2016 Point change
16 to 20 18% 15% -3 pts.
21 to 24 34 26 -8
25 to 34 29 27 -2
35 to 44 25 22 -3
45 to 54 20 19 -1
55 to 64 12 14 2
65 to 74 7 9 2
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 of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of alcohol-impaired driving.

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

 
Percent Of Drivers Involved In Fatal Crashes Impaired By Alcohol, By Age, 2008 And 2017 (1)

 

Age 2008 2017 Point change
16 to 20 17% 15% -2 pts.
21 to 24 34 27 -7
25 to 34 31 26 -5
35 to 44 25 23 -2
45 to 54 20 19 -1
55 to 64 12 15 3
65 to 74 6 9 3
Over 74 4 6 2

(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.