Check out this map that shows the percent alcohol-impaired driving deaths by county for years 2010 to 2014. From the map we can see the driving deaths with alcohol universally affects all states. We can see some Midwestern and Northwestern states have a large portion of counties with a higher percent of driving deaths with alcohol impairment with ranging between 45 – 100% indicated by the darker shaded counties.
By Julia Watson
A new study from the Transportation Research Initiative at the University of Michigan looks at global driving fatalities with up-to-date World Health Organization data. Around the world, deaths in fatal car crashes are 1/6th as likely as dying from a common health problem, like heart disease. In the U.S., where road crashes account for just 2 percent of deaths, individuals are 13 times more likely to die from cancer.
The most deadly countries (led by Namibia) in red and the safest countries (led by the Maldives) in green. The world average is 18 fatalities from a car accident per 100,000 individuals. The U.S. is just under that figure—at 14, compared to Australia (7) and the U.K. (5).
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