3. 48 minutes
On average in the U.S., one friend, parent or family member dies every 48 minutes in alcohol related crashes.
All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have by law set a threshold making it illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher. In 2017 there were 10,874 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 48 minutes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States in 2017. Read more.
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