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NCJ Number: 228290 Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol-Impaired Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes, by Gender and State, 2007-2008
Corporate Author: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
United States of America
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Publication Number: DOT HS 811 095
Sale Source: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In addition to documenting the number of alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal crashes in the United States for 2007-2008, this report provides information on driver gender and the States where the fatal crashes occurred.
Abstract: This analysis was occasioned by recent data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that showed a recent increase in the number of female drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. The FBI’s recent report, Crime in the United States, indicated a 28.8-percent increase in the number of women arrested for driving under the influence over a 10-year period (1998-2007). In 2008, 9,175 alcohol-impaired male drivers were involved in fatal crashes. The number of male drivers involved in DUI fatal crashes increased in 11 States from 2007, decreased in 37 States and the District of Columbia, and remained unchanged in 2 States. In 2008, 1,650 female drivers were involved in DUI fatal crashes in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. From 2007, 10 States showed an increase in the number of females drivers involved in DUI fatal crashes, 36 States and the District of Columbia showed a decrease, and the number remained unchanged in 5 States. Compared to alcohol-impaired male drivers, a slightly higher percentage of alcohol-impaired female drivers had one or more passengers riding with them at the time of the crashes, 31 percent and 35 percent, respectively. Compared to alcohol-impaired male drives, a marginally higher percentage of alcohol-impaired female drivers had child passengers riding with them at the time of the crashes. 1 figure and 6 tables
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Fatalities; Gender issues; Male female offender comparisons; State-by-state analyses; Traffic accidents; Traffic offenses
Note: Traffic Safety Facts: Research Note, August 2009; downloaded October 26, 2009.
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