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Dr. Susan Rhame Dr. Carol Sullivan This session is in honor of Jaqueline Olivares, a Texas A&M - Kingsville student, who was recently killed by a drunk.

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1 Dr. Susan Rhame Dr. Carol Sullivan This session is in honor of Jaqueline Olivares, a Texas A&M - Kingsville student, who was recently killed by a drunk driver.

2 Still a Tragedy, but Statistics are Improving over Time 2012 – 3.3 people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes per 100,000 population in US 64% decrease since 1982 when record keeping began 48% decrease since 1991 when The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility began and the fatality rate was 6.3 (Source: driving-statistics)

3 More Statistics In 2012, 31% of the total vehicle traffic fatalities were alcohol- impaired driving fatalities. Between 1991 and 2012, the rate of drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 population has decreased 48% nationally, and 63% among those under ,561 people died in traffic crashes in 2012 in the United States, including an estimated 10,322 people who were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater) of which: 65% were drivers (6,688) 27% were motor vehicle occupants (2,824) 8% were non-occupants (810) Average of one person dying in a drunk driving fatality every 51 minutes. (Source:

4 National Trends since the Inception of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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8 Percent of 2012 Driving Fatalities by BAC Test Result

9 2012 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities by State AL257HI51MA124NM97SD44 AK15ID53MI260NY344TN295 AZ227IL321MN114NC402TX1296 AR143IN228MS180ND72UT34 CA803IA92MO280OH385VT23 CO133KA97MT90OK206VA211 CN86KY168NE74OR86WA146 DE34LA241NV82PA409WV94 FL697ME49NH32RI24WI200 GA301MD160NJ164SC357WY40 (Source: NHTA, FARS, 12/13)

10 2012 Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities by State AL36HI13MA18NM11SD11 AK2ID4MI32NY32TN27 AZ29IL26MN13NC45TX169 AR16IN22MS23ND7UT2 CA97IA11MO30OH39VT1 CO19KA20MT10OK14VA25 CN4KY21NE17OR10WA16 DE3LA36NV9PA44WV8 FL55ME7NH2RI3WI25 GA31MD25NJ18SC36WY4 (Source: NHTA, FARS, 12/13)

11 Percent of Holiday Traffic Fatalities by BAC Level (Source: NHTSA, FARS, 12/13)

12 Concluding Remarks While the statistics are improving, there are still many DUI tragedies in the United States. These statistics only address fatalities while related injuries could range from mild to lifetime injuries. Under 21 statistics are improving, but these people should not even be drinking at all so the statistics are unacceptable overall. Certain states (i.e., Texas) are very problematic still in terms of DUI deaths overall and for Under 21 statistics. This Ethics topic is important for Accounting students (especially auditors) because driving is a significant part of the job … being involved as either a perpetrator or victim can seriously affect careers.


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