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Alcohol involved motor vehicle accidents in past year, Number
Motor vehicle accidents in which at least one driver, pedestrian, or cyclist had been drinking (Blood Alcohol Concentration >0.00)
|Data Group |
Alcohol involved motor vehicle accidents in past year
|Dates Available |
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
|Calculation Notes |
Divide the number of alcohol-involved accidents by total resident population and multiply by 10,000 to get the rate per 10,000. Data is reported by town, and U.S.
Injuries from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Connecticut residents under the age of 35. Alcohol motor vehicle involved accidents are a direct consequence of alcohol misuse. In the US, only 7 of all crashes involve alcohol use, but 39 of fatal crashes do.
The information is routinely collected as part of the Department of Transportationﾒs Traffic Accident Viewing System.
ﾓProperty Damage Onlyﾔ accidents, which occurred on locally maintained roadways from January 1, 2007 to the present are now included in the DOT accident file.
|Table Name |
|Geography Level |
Health , Engaged Communities and Strong Families
Substance Abuse , Substance Abuse
|Subject matter |
Facts about Alcohol involved motor vehicle accidents in past year, Number
|Description||Motor vehicle accidents in which at least one driver, pedestrian, or cyclist had been drinking (Blood Alcohol Concentration >0.00)|
|Domain||Health + and Engaged Communities and Strong Families +|
|Indicator||Alcohol involved motor vehicle accidents in past year +|
|Publisher||Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services +|
|Spatial||State + and Town +|
|Subdomain||Substance Abuse +|