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State Law: Good Samaritan
  • Good Samaritan law enacted
  • No Good Samaritan law enacted

Fear of police involvement is the most common reason for not calling 911 during a medical emergency. In recognition of this fact, many states have enacted laws that exempt from arrest and prosecution any victim or “Good Samaritan” who renders aid in a drug or alcohol-related emergency. Commonly referred to as ‘Good Samaritan,’ ‘911 Lifeline,’ or ‘Medical Amnesty/Immunity,’ these laws seek to offer limited, situational immunity as an incentive for taking life-saving measures. The above map identifies Good Samaritan laws that are specific to alcohol or alcohol/drugs. It does not include Good Samaritan statutes that are exclusive to drugs.

To learn more about Good Samaritan laws, 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 Data National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.2
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-.14 27.0
BAC .15+ 73.0
2013 and 2014 12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption 22.8
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days 14.0
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 5,064
Total: Driving under the influence 833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws 33,155
Total: Liquor laws 204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness 4,243
Total: Drunkenness 314,856

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.

State State Law
Alabama Good Samaritan law enacted
Alaska No Good Samaritan law enacted
Arizona No Good Samaritan law enacted
Arkansas Good Samaritan law enacted
California Good Samaritan law enacted
Colorado Good Samaritan law enacted
Connecticut No Good Samaritan law enacted
Delaware Good Samaritan law enacted
District of Columbia Good Samaritan law enacted
Florida No Good Samaritan law enacted
Georgia Good Samaritan law enacted
Hawaii Good Samaritan law enacted
Idaho Good Samaritan law enacted
Illinois Good Samaritan law enacted
Indiana Good Samaritan law enacted
Iowa No Good Samaritan law enacted
Kansas Good Samaritan law enacted
Kentucky Good Samaritan law enacted
Louisiana Good Samaritan law enacted
Maine Good Samaritan law enacted
Maryland Good Samaritan law enacted
Massachusetts No Good Samaritan law enacted
Michigan Good Samaritan law enacted
Minnesota Good Samaritan law enacted
Mississippi No Good Samaritan law enacted
Missouri No Good Samaritan law enacted
Montana Good Samaritan law enacted
Nebraska Good Samaritan law enacted
Nevada Good Samaritan law enacted
New Hampshire No Good Samaritan law enacted
New Jersey Good Samaritan law enacted
New Mexico No Good Samaritan law enacted
New York Good Samaritan law enacted
North Carolina Good Samaritan law enacted
North Dakota Good Samaritan law enacted
Ohio No Good Samaritan law enacted
Oklahoma Good Samaritan law enacted
Oregon Good Samaritan law enacted
Pennsylvania Good Samaritan law enacted
Rhode Island No Good Samaritan law enacted
South Carolina No Good Samaritan law enacted
South Dakota Good Samaritan law enacted
Tennessee No Good Samaritan law enacted
Texas Good Samaritan law enacted
Utah Good Samaritan law enacted
Vermont Good Samaritan law enacted
Virginia Good Samaritan law enacted
Washington Good Samaritan law enacted
West Virginia Good Samaritan law enacted
Wisconsin Good Samaritan law enacted
Wyoming No Good Samaritan law enacted