## How many drunk driving deaths are there in the US each year?

About 30% of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers (with BACs of . 08 g/dL or higher). In 2020, there were 11,654 people killed in these preventable crashes. In fact, on average over the 10-year period from 2011-2020, about 10,500 people died every year in drunk-driving crashes.

## How many car deaths are caused by alcohol?

Alcohol is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. Drinking and driving kills 28 people a day in the U.S. — about one person every 52 minutes — according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That is more than 10,000 lives lost each year to drunk driving.

How many people died from drunk driving in the US in 2019?

10,142 people
In 2019 there were 10,142 people killed in alcohol-impaired- driving crashes, an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 52 minutes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 28 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States in 2019.

### How many drunk driving deaths are they per day in the US?

29 people
Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than \$44 billion.

### What are the odds of being killed by a drunk driver?

Drunk Driving Fatalities – State Statistics In 2019, the drunk driving fatality rate was 3.1 per 100,000 population nationally. In 27 states and D.C., the drunk driving fatality rate per 100,000 population was at or below the national level.

What percentage of road deaths are caused by alcohol?

28%
How big is the problem? In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.

#### What percent of fatalities on the road are related to alcohol?

Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 28 percent of all crash fatalities. Alcohol is a major factor in traffic crashes. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,142 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2019.

#### What percentage of road accidents are caused by alcohol?

In NSW last year, 85% of regional road fatalities were due to alcohol.

What state has the most DUI deaths?

States with most drunk driving deaths

2019 Rank State Impaired Driving Deaths per 100,000
1 Montana 7.44
2 Wyoming 5.89
3 South Carolina 5.72
4 Mississippi 5.46

## What percentage of fatal traffic crashes involve alcohol and/or drugs?

28 percent
Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 28 percent of all crash fatalities. Alcohol is a major factor in traffic crashes. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,142 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2019.