While 57.3% of all traffic deaths were alcohol-related in 1982, only 38.0% were in 1999, according to the National Highway Trafffic Safety Administration.
That's a drop of over one-third. Stated another way, alcohol-related traffic fatalities were over 50% higher 17 years earlier.
This is the lowest rate since the government began keeping records in 1975. But we need to do even better.
Filed Under: Drinking and Driving