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HomeIn 2008, there were nearly six million police-reported traffic crashes, which includes 37,261 people who were killed on our nation's roadways. In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, down ten percent from 13,041 reported in 2007, and down 44% from a high of 21,113 recorded in 1982. Overall, 43 states and the District of Columbia experienced a decrease in the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2008. Similarly, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population declined 57% in the U.S. and in most states over the past ten years.

2008 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities
Total: 11,773

2008 Total US

Data source: NHTSA/FARS
Total may not equal the sum of states due to rounding.