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Impaired Driving

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Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes.  The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.

Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.


State Fact Sheets and Data

Thumbnail image of PDF Working together, we can help keep people safe on the road – every day. Keep drunk drivers off the road.

Fact sheets are available for each state and the District of Columbia and include national and state data on drunk driving and alcohol-involved crash deaths, as well as an overview of proven strategies for reducing and preventing drunk driving.

Need data for your state? View and download seat belt datasets from our State Data web page.


CDC Vital Signs: Teen Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives. Teen Drinking and Driving – A Dangerous Mix

October 2012

The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991, but more can be done.


CDC Vital Signs: Drinking and Driving

CDC Vital Signs. 112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk. Drinking and Driving – A Threat to Everyone

October 2011

US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010.