Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
29.3 percent (2017)
29.3 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths involved a driver with a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or higher in 2017
Reduce the proportion of motor vehicle crash deaths involving an alcohol-impaired driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams/deciliter (g/dL) or higher
Data Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), DOT/NHTSA
Driving while drunk is a main cause of traffic-related deaths in the United States. Effective interventions to reduce motor vehicle crash deaths that involve alcohol include sobriety checkpoints, mass media campaigns, and laws that revoke or suspend the licenses of people convicted of drunk driving.
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup