Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets

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Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day.

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher (i.e., drunk drivers) are considered alcohol-impaired by law. Thanks to dedicated efforts, rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related fatal crashes have gone down in recent years. Still, drunk drivers got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010. Learn more about effective interventions for reducing and preventing drunk driving.