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AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR NEARLY 117 AMERICAN DEATHS A DAY, OR APPROXIMATELY 43,000 A YEAR.




IN 2000, NEW YORK DRIVERS WITH:

  • BAC'S OF .10 AND ABOVE WERE INVOLVED IN AN ESTIMATED 63,100 CRASHES THAT KILLED 293 AND INJURED 20,200
  • BAC'S BETWEEN .08-.09 WERE INVOLVED IN AN ESTIMATED 1,090 CRASHES THAT KILLED 37 AND INJURED 900
  • POSITIVE BAC'S BELOW .08 WERE INVOLVED IN AN ESTIMATED 2,100 CRASHES THAT KILLED 89 AND INJURED 2,000




COST PER MILE DRIVEN

CRASH COSTS IN NEW YORK AVERAGED:

  • $7.90 PER MILE DRIVEN AT BAC'S OF .10 AND ABOVE
  • $3.40 PER MILE DRIVEN AT BAC'S BETWEEN .08-.09
  • $0.20 PER MILE DRIVEN AT BAC'S OF .00




COSTS PER ALCOHOL-RELATED INJURY

THE AVERAGE ALCOHOL RELATED FATALITY IN NEW YORK COSTS $5.5 MILLION.

  • $1.5 MILLION IN MONETARY COSTS
  • $4.0 MILLION IN QUALITY OF LIFE LOSSES

THE ESTIMATED COST PER INJURED SURVIVOR OF AN ALCOHOL RELATED CRASH AVERAGE $156,000:

  • $70,000 IN MONETARY COSTS
  • $86,000 IN QUALITY OF LIFE LOSSES




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