Motor Vehicle Safety

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Fast Facts: Alcohol and Driving

  • Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above Mississippi's legal limit of 0.08% are considered alcohol-impaired by law.
  • More than 150 Mississippians die each year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Nationally, at least 10,000 are killed each year.
  • Because of dedicated efforts, rates of alcohol-impaired driving and alcohol-impaired fatal crashes in the United States have gone down since the 1980s. Still, alcohol-impaired drivers get behind the wheel millions of times each year.

Mississippi Transportation Safety Data

Reports from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Microsoft Excel format

Last reviewed on Oct 17, 2023 request edits

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