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SELECT A STATE from the National Totals dropdown menu to view statistics about impaired driving and underage drinking.

SELECT A LAW to view the details of each state’s impaired driving and underage drinking laws.

See how your state measures up to the rest of the country!

State Law: Administrative License Suspension/Revocation
  • ALS/ALR law enacted
  • No ALS/ALR law

Administrative license suspension/revocation laws are an immediate deterrent and countermeasure used for the offense of drunk driving. These laws allow law enforcement officers to confiscate a driver’s license if that individual fails or refuses to take a breath test. The suspension/revocation typically occurs immediately with the arresting officer taking the license at roadside and is classified as an administrative sanction (i.e., it is not a criminal punishment).

As of 2016, 42 states and the District of Columbia have enacted ALS/ALR laws. 

To learn more about ALS/ALR, refer to our policy position.

To submit a law update, please contact out Director of Traffic Safety at erin.holmes@responsibility.org

 

2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality DataNational
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population1.2
2006-2015 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-29.0
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-49.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+69.2
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.1427.0
BAC .15+73.0
2013 and 2014 12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption22.8
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days14.0
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence5,064
Total: Driving under the influence833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws33,155
Total: Liquor laws204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness4,243
Total: Drunkenness314,856

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 10/16

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

*Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 12/15, (http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh)

*Arrest Data Source: 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 38 and 69)

**Drunkenness is not considered a crime in some states; therefore, the figures may vary widely from state to state

*Limited, incomplete, or no data were reported by the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2015 Uniform Crime Report. Data should be used with caution and should not be compared to other states or previous year data.

Note: Because the number of agencies submitting arrest data varies from year to year, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between 2015 arrest totals and those published in previous years’ editions of Crime in the United States. Further, arrest figures may vary widely from state to state because some Part II crimes of the Uniform Crime Report are not considered crimes in some states.

For a comprehensive report on the 2016 State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America, click here.

StateState Law
AlabamaALS/ALR law enacted
AlaskaALS/ALR law enacted
ArizonaALS/ALR law enacted
ArkansasALS/ALR law enacted
CaliforniaALS/ALR law enacted
ColoradoALS/ALR law enacted
ConnecticutALS/ALR law enacted
DelawareALS/ALR law enacted
District of ColumbiaALS/ALR law enacted
FloridaALS/ALR law enacted
GeorgiaALS/ALR law enacted
HawaiiALS/ALR law enacted
IdahoALS/ALR law enacted
IllinoisALS/ALR law enacted
IndianaALS/ALR law enacted
IowaALS/ALR law enacted
KansasALS/ALR law enacted
KentuckyNo ALS/ALR law
LouisianaALS/ALR law enacted
MaineALS/ALR law enacted
MarylandALS/ALR law enacted
MassachusettsALS/ALR law enacted
MichiganNo ALS/ALR law
MinnesotaALS/ALR law enacted
MississippiALS/ALR law enacted
MissouriALS/ALR law enacted
MontanaNo ALS/ALR law
NebraskaALS/ALR law enacted
NevadaALS/ALR law enacted
New HampshireALS/ALR law enacted
New JerseyNo ALS/ALR law
New MexicoALS/ALR law enacted
New YorkALS/ALR law enacted
North CarolinaALS/ALR law enacted
North DakotaALS/ALR law enacted
OhioALS/ALR law enacted
OklahomaALS/ALR law enacted
OregonALS/ALR law enacted
PennsylvaniaNo ALS/ALR law
Rhode IslandNo ALS/ALR law
South CarolinaALS/ALR law enacted
South DakotaNo ALS/ALR law
TennesseeNo ALS/ALR law
TexasALS/ALR law enacted
UtahALS/ALR law enacted
VermontALS/ALR law enacted
VirginiaALS/ALR law enacted
WashingtonALS/ALR law enacted
West VirginiaALS/ALR law enacted
WisconsinALS/ALR law enacted
WyomingALS/ALR law enacted