Alcohol Linked to 28 Percent of Indiana Traffic Deaths

July 09, 2008

Alcohol-related collisions in Indiana killed 253 people in 2007, accounting for 28 percent of all traffic deaths. A recent report, Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol 2007, published by the Indiana University Center Criminal Justice Research summarizes information on alcohol-related traffic collisions in Indiana. It examines Indiana’s comparative status among other Great Lakes states, different dimensions of alcohol-related collisions, the general incidence of alcohol testing, and the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results reported in the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of May 4, 2008.