The Facts -


The Nation’s rate of fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes has declined steadily and is now the safest on record. However, crashes continue to kill tens of thousands of Americans and injure millions more every year. Yet, these motor vehicle crashes and their related deaths and injuries are preventable.

In 2008, there were 11,773 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher (32 percent of the total traffic fatalities in the United States).



Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds.


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Date: September 25, 2010