Colorado by the Numbers:
Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Traffic Crashes, 1985 and 1995

 
                                                               
Percentage of Fatalities by Highest BAC in the Crash              Percentage of Drivers Involved in Fatal
                                                                 Crashes Tested for BAC with Known Results
        BAC > or = 0.01 g/dl        BAC > or = 0.10 g/dl               as of December 1995
                                                               
                      Percent                      Percent   |
State  1985   1995    Change      1985     1995     Change   |           Killed        Survived 
 
AZ     55.7   43.4     -22        46.0     33.7      -27                  58.2           7.5
CO     54.6   45.6     -16        46.3     35.1      -24                  87.4          41.4
ID     51.0   33.6     -34        39.3     26.5      -33                  60.1          24.0
MT     67.3   42.3     -37        55.3     36.8      -33                  80.2          47.2
NV     57.1   49.2     -14        47.0     40.7      -13                  78.7          43.0
NM     59.8   50.3     -16        50.6     41.7      -18                  89.0          11.4 
UT     36.0   26.4     -27        30.1     21.2      -30                  68.0          49.1
WY     51.3   48.8      -5        37.3     37.2        0                  85.6          36.4
 
USA    51.8   41.3     -20        41.3     32.4      -21                  67.6          24.2
 


Source: Traffic Safety Facts 1995: State Traffic Data, a National Center for Statistics and Analysis Fact Sheet, prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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