NHTSA Releases Positive 2019 Crash Fatality Data—Did the Trend Continue in 2020? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its annual 2019 traffic fatality data, including promising stats related to drinking and driving. However, preliminary data for 2020 shows trends moving in the opposite direction despite the pandemic shutdowns. Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Down in 2019 Traffic deaths overall decreased nationwide in
The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their way, that could soon change. Since 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on states to reduce the legal BAC for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. The agency notes that research shows the risk of a fatal crash more than
Last summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its initial findings on U.S. traffic deaths during 2015, announcing that 10,265 people were killed in drunk driving crashes that year. Now, NHTSA’s latest fact sheet provides a more complete picture of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2015 (the most recent year for which data is available). Who’s most at risk?