DUI-Related Car Accidents Drastically Decline
Over the past thirty (30) years, the number of DUI-related car accident fatalities has drastically declined. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 1982, 26, 173 people died in the United States in alcohol-related traffic fatalities. However, according to the NHTSA, the number of DUI-related traffic fatalities declined significantly by 2008 to 11, 773 reported fatalities. Specifically, the NHTSA reported that thirty-two (32) percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States involved at least one (1) driver whose blood-alcohol concentration exceeded the legal limit of .08. In Arizona, the NHTSA reports that 266 people died in 2008 in DUI-related automobile accidents, and twenty-eight (28) percent of all traffic fatalities in Arizona involved at least one (1) alcohol-impaired driver. Finally, the NHTSA reports that every forty-five (45) minutes at least one person died in a DUI-related automobile accident in the United States in 2008.
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