Persons Killed In Total And Alcohol-Impaired Crashes By Person Type, 2017

 

    Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of total killed
Vehicle occupants      
Driver 18,726 6,158 33%
Passenger 6,174 1,830 30
Unknown occupant 73 2 2
Total 24,973 7,989 32%
Motorcyclists 5,172 1,704 33%
Nonoccupants      
Pedestrian 5,977 1,017 17
Pedalcyclist 783 126 16
Other/unknown 228 39 17
Total 6,988 1,181 17%
Total 37,133 10,874 29%
(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter or above, the legal definition of alcohol-impaired driving in most states. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.