Drinking & Driving


Substance Abuse & Driving in Michigan

Substance Abuse and Driving When you drink alcohol, or use other drugs, and drive, you endanger your life, and the lives of your passengers and others on the road. Each year, thousands of people are killed or permanently disabled because someone drove while intoxicated or impaired after consuming alcohol or other chemical substances. Michigan takes …

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NHTSA 2010 Alcohol-impaired Driving Fact Sheet

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Drivers are considered to be alcohol-impaired when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. Thus, any fatal crash involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher is considered to be an alcohol-impaired driving crash, and fatalities occurring in those crashes are considered to be alcohol-impaired-driving …

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Michigan 2010 Traffic Accident Fact Sheet

The driver, the roadway, and the motor vehicle contribute in some measure to every crash. A preponderance of evidence, however, points to driver error as a chief cause in the majority of crashes. There were 282,075 reported crashes, of which 868 were fatal, 51,672 were personal injury, and 229,535 were property damage only. Compared to …

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Drinking & Driving Accident

Michigan 2010 “Had Been Drinking” Alcohol Related Crash Facts

Information regarding alcohol involvement was collected from all investigated fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes in Michigan during 2010. A fatal crash is alcohol-related if any driver, pedestrian, or cyclist involved was reported by the police officer on the Traffic Crash Report as “had been drinking.”   Alcohol impairment has major effects on traffic safety.   …

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