Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities Continue to Drop

The proportion of alcohol-related traffic accidents has dropped over one-third (36%) between 1982 and 2005, the most recent year for which statistics have been published by the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

That's great news, but we must still continue efforts to reduce both alcohol-related and non-alcohol-related vehicular deaths. Some suggestions are found under Additional Information.


  • Alcohol-Impaired Driving. In Traffic Safety Facts. Washington:Department of Transportation, 2007. Document identifier: DOT HS 810 985.

Filed Under: Drinking and Driving