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Statistics for the State of Alabama

MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC FATALITIES & ALCOHOL RELATED FATALITIES FOR 1996 & 1997

State

1996

1997

change in percent

1996-1997

total fatalities alcohol-related fatalities

total fatalities

alcohol-related fatalities
number percent number percent
Alabama

1,146

489

42.7

1,189 478 39.8 -6.8%
Alaska

81

42

51.5

77 41 52.8 2.5%
Arizona

994

438

44.1

951 433 45.5 3.2%
Arkansas

615

214

34.7

660 193 29.2 -15.9%
California

3,989

1,610

40.4

3,688 1,314 35.6 -11.9%
Colorado

617

244

39.6

613 218 35.6 -10.1%
Connecticut 310

151

48.8

338 152 45.0 -7.8%
Delaware 116

48

41.0

143 61 42.7 4.1%
District of Columbia 62

30

49.2

60 35 58.5 18.9%
Florida 2,753

1,015

36.9

2,782 934 33.6 -8.9%
Georgia 1,573

567

36.0

1,577 578 36.6 1.7%
Hawaii 148

66

44.4

131 59 44.7 0.7%
Idaho 258

87

33.8

259 102 39.6 17.2%
Illinois 1,477

665

45.0

1,395 587 42.1 -6.4%
Indiana 984

336

34.1

935 308 32.9 -3.5%
Iowa 465

198

42.5

468 174 37.2 -12.5%
Kansas 490

197

40.2

481 142 29.5 -26.6%
Kentucky 842

296

35.2

857 279 32.6 -7.4%
Louisiana 902

456

50.6

913 421 46.1 -8.9%
Maine 169

63

37.5

192 64 33.4 -10.9%
Maryland 608

201

33.0

608 221 36.3 10.0%
Massachusetts 417

191

45.9

442 209 47.4 3.3%
Michigan        1,505

613

40.7

1,446 558 38.6 -5.2%
Minnesota      576

218

37.9

600 193 32.2 -15.0%
Mississippi     811

338

41.6

861 344 40.0 -3.8%
Missouri 1,148

566

49.3

1,192

509

42.7

-13.4%

Montana 200

75

37.5

265

120 45.3 20.8%
Nebraska 293

98

33.6

302 105 34.6 3.0%
Nevada 348

174

50.1

347 160 46.2 -7.8%
New Hampshire 134

46

34.7

125

60 47.7 37.5%
New Jersey 814

277

34.0

774

282

36.4

7.1%

New Mexico 485

244

50.2

484

220 45.5 -9.4%
New York 1,593

539

33.8

1,643 449 27.4 -18.9%
North Carolina 1,494

524

35.1

1,483 528 35.6 1.4%
North Dakota 85

45

53.4

105 50 47.8

-10.5%

Ohio

1,391

459

33.0

1,441

476 33.0 0.0%
Oklahoma 772

280

36.3

838 302 36.0 -0.8%
Oregon 526

222

42.3

523 228 43.5 2.8%
Pennsylvania 1,469

575

39.1

1,557 631 40.5 3.6%
Rhode Island 69

33

48.4

75 41 54.6 12.8%
South Carolina 930

394

42.4

903

318 35.2 -17.0%
South Dakota

175

70

39.9

148 61 41.3 3.5%
Tennessee 1,239

500

40.3

1,223 496 40.6 0.7%
Texas 3,742

1,992

53.2

3,510 1,748 49.8 -6.4%
Utah 321

84

26.2

366 75 20.6 -21.4%
Vermont 88

39

43.9

96 34 35.8 -18.5%
Virginia 877

338

38.5

984 383 38.9 1.0%
Washington 712

356

50.0

676 300 44.4 -11.2%
West Virginia 348

132

38.0

379 146 38.6 1.6%
Wisconsin 761

322

42.3

725 329 45.3 7.1%
Wyoming 143

58

40.6

137 43 31.5 -22.4%
USA 42,065

17,218

40.9

41,967 16,189 38.6 -5.6%
  • In 1990 when 50% of all traffic deaths were alcohol related MADD set a goal to reduce the percentage of alcohol related highway deaths to 40% by the year 2000. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), 16,189 people were killed last year in alcohol related traffic crashes representing 38.6% of all traffic deaths. So MADD does make a difference. That 1.4% that were saved could have been you, your parents, your siblings or your children that were saved.
  • In the last 10 years, more than 213,000 Americans were killed in alcohol-related crashes---4 times more than were killed in the Vietnam War.

 

  • Drunk driving crimes cause half of all traffic fatalities.

 

  • 44% of all night time fatal alcohol related crashes are caused by the 16-24 age group. Which comprises 22% of the licensed population.

 

  • 14 teenagers die every day and another 360 are seriously injured in crashes involving drunk driving.

 

  • Over 84,000 people suffer crippling and serious injuries every year in drunk driving.

 

  • Life expectancy has increased for every age group in the country except for 15-24 year olds because of drunk driving fatalities. Drunk driving crashes are the #1 cause of serious injury and death for this age group.

 

  • Drunk driving cost society $46 billion each year in rehabilitation,lost earnings, court costs, and other expenses.

 

  • Every 1 and 1/2 minutes someone dies because of a drunk driver; 19,000 in one year.

 

  • Out of 200 children born today in the US, one will die and four will sustain serious or crippling injuries in an alcohol-related crash before they reach the age of 24.

 

  • For every 10 cars you pass on a Friday or Saturday night, one driver is legally drunk.

 

 

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