Georgia Drunk Driving Statistics


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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
1,229
750
61
651
53
1983
1,296
716
55
603
47
1984
1,410
780
55
658
47
1985
1,361
694
51
587
43
1986
1,530
803
52
682
45
1987
1,599
798
50
679
42
1988
1,654
797
48
688
42
1989
1,632
779
48
691
42
1990
1,562
735
47
637
41
1991
1,389
648
47
549
40
1992
1,315
537
41
469
36
1993
1,394
561
40
481
34
1994
1,425
540
38
441
31
1995
1,488
531
36
455
31
1996
1,573
577
37
482
31
1997
1,577
586
37
478
30
1998
1,568
528
34
432
28
1999
1,508
524
35
445
29
2000
1,541
585
38
490
32
2001
1,647
558
34
473
29
2002
1,524
533
35
445
29
2003
1,603
488
30
420
26
2004
1,634
525
32
450
28
2005
1,729
545
32
463
27
2006
1,688
539
32
464
27
2007
1641
519
32
441
27
2008
1,493
489
33
416
28
2009
1,284
394
31
331
26
2010
1244
346
28
298
24
2011
1223
323
26
277
23
2012
1192
357
30
301
25
2013
1179
349
30
297
25
2014
1164
326
28
278
24

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for the Georgia, alcohol related fatalities (Alc-Rel) and fatalities in crashes where the highest BAC in the crash was 0.08 or above (0.08+).

 

It is important to note that the Georgia drunk driving statistics, as shown above, include data from individuals who were in an alcohol-related crash, but not driving a motor vehicle at the time. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines alcohol-related deaths as "fatalities that occur in crashes where at least one driver or non-occupant (pedestrian or pedalcyclist) involved in the crash has a positive Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) value."

Criminal status of DUI laws in Georgia

In Georgia, 1st and 2nd offenses are misdemeanors, 3rd and subsequent offenses are high and aggravated misdemeanors . Citation:?40-6-391(c) & (k) (2)

Sources for Georgia drunk driving information and statistics

US Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 12/02
(2) National Conference of State Legislatures, 2004

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