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
Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story. In 2017, 10,874 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Based on the reported numbers, alcohol-impaired driving deaths dropped 1.1% from 2016. DUI Fatality Numbers for 2016 Revised Fewer fatalities are always good news. But it is
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?