Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatality Rate Drops to Historic Low

The national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that alcohol-related traffic deaths dropped 2.1% between 2003 and 2004.

The federal agency also estimates that the alcohol-related traffic fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled reached the lowest level ever recorded.

Of course, any alcohol-related traffic deaths or injuries are too many. To learn more about drunken driving issues and reducing impaired and alcohol-related traffic accidents visit the pages listed below.


  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Fatalities and Injuries Based on The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and The National Automotive Sampling System (AASS) General Estimates System (GES). DOT HS 809 862. April 21, 2005. (

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