Drunk Driving What does it really cost…
Impaired Driving   <ul><li>Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes, and non fatally injure som...
Cost <ul><li>Crashes involving teen drivers ages 15 to 17 cost American society more than $34 billion annually in medical ...
Occurrence and Consequences <ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involv...
Groups at Risk <ul><li>The average BAC among fatally injured drinking drivers is .16   </li></ul><ul><li>Male drivers invo...
Groups at Risk <ul><li>At all levels of blood alcohol concentration, the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for ...
States With Highest Rates of Fatal  Alcohol-Related Crashes <ul><li>Alaska 52.8%!! </li></ul><ul><li>Texas 49.8% </li></ul...
<ul><li>&quot;The impact of a teen crash extends beyond the emotional tragedies and physical injury at the crash scene, wi...
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Drunk Driving

  1. 1. Drunk Driving What does it really cost…
  2. 2. Impaired Driving <ul><li>Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes, and non fatally injure someone every two minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is a factor in nearly half of all traffic fatalities. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cost <ul><li>Crashes involving teen drivers ages 15 to 17 cost American society more than $34 billion annually in medical expenses, lost work, property damage, quality-of-life loss and other related costs in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>The $34.4 billion cost includes $9.8 billion from fatal crashes, with an average cost of $3.841 million per fatality. Injury crashes averaged $50,512 for a total cost of $20.5 billion. Property damage crashes accounted for the remaining $4.1 billion in cost. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Occurrence and Consequences <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are generally used in combination with alcohol. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Groups at Risk <ul><li>The average BAC among fatally injured drinking drivers is .16 </li></ul><ul><li>Male drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes are almost twice as likely as female drivers to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Groups at Risk <ul><li>At all levels of blood alcohol concentration, the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for young people than for older people </li></ul><ul><li>Young men ages 18 to 20 (under the legal drinking age) reported driving while impaired almost as frequently as men ages 21 to 34.  </li></ul><ul><li>More 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds died in lower BAC (between .01 and .09) alcohol-related crashes than any other 3-year age group. </li></ul>
  7. 7. States With Highest Rates of Fatal Alcohol-Related Crashes <ul><li>Alaska 52.8%!! </li></ul><ul><li>Texas 49.8% </li></ul><ul><li>North Dakota 47.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts 47.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona 45.5% </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;The impact of a teen crash extends beyond the emotional tragedies and physical injury at the crash scene, with costs that can extend to employers, families, the government and society overall,&quot; Robert L. Darbelnet, AAA president. </li></ul>

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