Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: County Profiles, 2008

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In 2008, there were 309,727 drivers involved in Indiana traffic collisions. Statewide,
there were 205,451 total collisions reported by law enforcement officers. Of those
205,451 collisions, 722 were classified as fatal resulting in 815 fatalities. An additional
48,837 persons were known to be injured. Of persons killed in traffic collisions, 40.3
percent were known to be restrained. Overall known restraint use for vehicle occupants
in collisions was 89.4 percent. There were 12,449 drivers involved in alcohol-related collisions; 3,411 (27.4 percent) had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 g/dL
(grams per deciliter) or greater.

This fact sheet provides information on Indiana traffic collisions by county in 2008.
County level information is provided on vehicle registrations, licensed drivers, fatal and
injury collisions, fatalities and injuries, restraint usage, driver alcohol levels, traffic-signal
running, and crashes that occur within municipalities within each county.

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