Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

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

Baseline: 29.3 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths involved a driver with a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or higher in 2017

Target: 28.3 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

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.