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January 24, 2012

One in Five Driving Fatalities Under the Influence

by nampadmin

The US Department of Transportation study reported that almost 1 in 5 traffic fatalities were under the influence of drugs of one type or another.

Nationwide in 2009, 63 percent of fatally injured drivers were tested for the presence of drugs. Overall, 3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement in 2009.

This number represents 18 percent of all fatally injured drivers and 33 percent of those with known drug test results in 2009. Both the proportion of fatally injured drivers tested and the proportion of these drivers testing positive for drugs generally increased over the 5-year time period shown.

Read the report: US DOT Traffic Safety Drug Involvement 2010

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