NHTSA Drug Involvement of Fatally Injured Drivers

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 30, 2010

A Brief Statistical Summary – Traffic Safety Facts – Drug Involvement of Fatally Injured Drivers, November 2010

  • “While data focusing on the danger of driving under the influence of alcohol is readily available and often cited, less is known or discussed about drivers under the influence of other drugs. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States, contains a number of variables to describe drug involvement for those in fatal crashes…Up to three tests and associated types of drugs can be recorded for an individual. The drug groupings categorized in FARS are narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, phencyclidines (PCP), anabolic steroids, and inhalants.”
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