PERSONS KILLED IN TOTAL AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASHES BY PERSON TYPE, 2012

 

    Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (1)
Person type Total killed Number Percent of total killed
Vehicle occupants      
     Driver 16,769 5,993 36%
     Passenger 6,061 1,917 32
     Unknown occupant 82 6 7
     Total 22,912 7,916 35%
Motorcyclists 4,957 1,596 32%
Nonoccupants      
     Pedestrian 4,743 688 14
     Pedalcyclist 726 89 12
     Other/unknown 223 33 15
     Total 5,692 810 14%
Total 33,561 10,322 31%
(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above, the legal definition of drunk driving. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.