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Table 6-4 Fatalities by Highest Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in Highway Crashes: 1990, 2000, 2010-2013


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  1990 2000 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total fatalities 44,599 41,945 32,999 32,479 33,782 32,719
Fatalities in alcohol-related crashes (BAC = .01+) 20,607 15,746 11,906 11,527 12,118 11,896
Percent 46.2 37.5 36.1 35.5 35.9 36.4
BAC = 0.00            
Number 23,823 26,082 21,005 20,848 21,563 20,713
Percent 53.4 62.2 63.7 64.2 63.8 63.3
BAC = 0.01 - 0.07            
Number 2,901 2,422 1,771 1,662 1,782 1,820
Percent 6.5 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.6
BAC = 0.08+            
Number 17,705 13,324 10,136 9,865 10,336 10,076
Percent 39.7 31.8 30.7 30.4 30.6 30.8

KEY: BAC = blood alcohol concentration.

NOTES: Total fatalities include those in which there was no driver or motorcycle rider present. BAC values have been assigned by U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) when alcohol test results are unknown. Alcohol-related crashes pertain to the BAC of the driver and nonoccupants struck by motor vehicles. For some years, numbers for Fatalities in alcohol-related crashes (BAC = .01+) may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving (Annual Issues). Available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of September 2015, as cited in USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-26, available at http://www.bts.gov as of October 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017