TOTAL TRAFFIC AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASH FATALITIES, 1985-2009
    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
2001 42,196 13,290 31
2002 43,005 13,472 31
2003 42,884 13,096 31
2004 42,836 13,099 31
2005 43,510 13,582 31
2006 42,708 13,491 32
2007 41,259 13,041 32
2008 37,423 11,711 31
2009 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 or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

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