How many people die in car accidents yearly due to alcohol?
In 1998, 15,935 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes, an average of one every 33 minutes. These deaths constituted approximately 38.4% of the total 41,471 total traffic fatalities. (NHTSA, 1999)
250,000 people have died in alcohol related accidents in the past 10 years. Presently 25,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents. 500 people are killed each week in alcohol related accidents. 71 people are killed each day in alcohol related accidents. One American life is lost every 20 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes. It is estimated that one out of every two Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident…
Billions of teens die yearly because of the motor accidents, these days girls are more susceptible because they drive slower vehicles such as scooties, and people generally try to follow or overtake them . One can avoid the accidents by wearing helmets, being vigilant on road, not listening to music while driving
Each year approximately 16000 are killed in alcohol related crashes ... Over 40% of fatal automobile accidents are alcohol-related ... Many people believe that New Year's Eve is the night when the most drunken driving ... Many instances of drunk driving accidents could have been prevented by someone interfering
• Over 40% of fatal automobile accidents are alcohol-related • Approximately 30% of Americans will be in an accident involving alcohol • According to estimates, someone is injured in an alcohol-related accident every two minutes • Accidents involving alcohol are more likely to occur at night… about five times more likely •maybe..16,000 people every year
The last person to answer this simply replied "very few." In the United States alone, an estimated 79,000 people die from excessive alcohol use each year (not counting an additional 16-17,000 deaths from alcohol-related car accidents). However, virtually none of these deaths result from alcohol poisoning.
It's hard to find statistics on all alcohol-related accidents but there are many answers on drink-driving deaths, it seems to be around 14,000 a-year (I think that's in the US). In my personal experience I know of a few instances of alcohol-related deaths, a former boss of mine died recently when he fell down the stairs drunk and a girl from my school fell out of a window also drunk and died.
The latest data released by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for 2009 shows that the total number of people killed in vehicle crashes is 33,808, 10,839 of those deaths were from alcohol related accidents. The NHTSA has not yet released the 2010 results for alcohol related accidents, but they have released preliminary figures for total accident deaths of 32,788, a decrease from 2009.
Alcohol is a dangerous drug to which many people become addicted; it contributes to many traffic accidents and fatalities, it can cause liver failure, it can cause foolish behavior, and many other side effects. It costs a lot of money. People who never drink alcohol will have more money to spend on better things, and will never run the risk of becoming alcoholics or of being charged with driving under the influence.