Drunken driving statistics

Days of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol, 2008-12

Total Alcohol Percentage

Deaths Related Drunk

Jan 1 612 333 54

Jul 4 637 269 42

Mar 28 442 173 39

Jul 24 531 207 39

Feb 28 401 152 38

Jan 24 355 134 38

Apr 17 526 198 38

May 15 486 182 37

May 28 516 191 37

Jun 12 501 185 37

(source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

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Drunk driving deaths

2011: 9,865

2012: 10,322

Increase: 4.6 percent

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Number of drivers who say they may have been over the .08 legal limit in the past year: one in five

(Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

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Number of people killed in drunk driving crashes in New Year’s 2013: 140

Number expected to be killed this New Year’s: 156

(Sources: Mothers Against Drunk Driving & National Safety Council)

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Ashley Halsey reports on national and local transportation.
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