Drunk Driving And Alcohol-Impaired Traffic Accident

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Alcohol is a major factor in traffic accidents. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes in 2014.

Alcohol-impaired crashes are those that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 9,967 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2014, down 1.1 percent from 10,076 in 2013. In 2014 alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 31 percent of all crash fatalities, the same proportion as in 2012 and 2013.

The definition of drunk driving is consistent throughout the United
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