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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 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
AlabamaGood Samaritan law enacted
AlaskaNo Good Samaritan law enacted
ArizonaNo Good Samaritan law enacted
ArkansasGood Samaritan law enacted
CaliforniaGood Samaritan law enacted
ColoradoGood Samaritan law enacted
ConnecticutNo Good Samaritan law enacted
DelawareGood Samaritan law enacted
District of ColumbiaGood Samaritan law enacted
FloridaNo Good Samaritan law enacted
GeorgiaGood Samaritan law enacted
HawaiiGood Samaritan law enacted
IdahoGood Samaritan law enacted
IllinoisGood Samaritan law enacted
IndianaGood Samaritan law enacted
IowaNo Good Samaritan law enacted
KansasGood Samaritan law enacted
KentuckyGood Samaritan law enacted
LouisianaGood Samaritan law enacted
MaineGood Samaritan law enacted
MarylandGood Samaritan law enacted
MassachusettsNo Good Samaritan law enacted
MichiganGood Samaritan law enacted
MinnesotaGood Samaritan law enacted
MississippiNo Good Samaritan law enacted
MissouriNo Good Samaritan law enacted
MontanaGood Samaritan law enacted
NebraskaGood Samaritan law enacted
NevadaGood Samaritan law enacted
New HampshireNo Good Samaritan law enacted
New JerseyGood Samaritan law enacted
New MexicoNo Good Samaritan law enacted
New YorkGood Samaritan law enacted
North CarolinaGood Samaritan law enacted
North DakotaGood Samaritan law enacted
OhioNo Good Samaritan law enacted
OklahomaGood Samaritan law enacted
OregonGood Samaritan law enacted
PennsylvaniaGood Samaritan law enacted
Rhode IslandNo Good Samaritan law enacted
South CarolinaNo Good Samaritan law enacted
South DakotaGood Samaritan law enacted
TennesseeNo Good Samaritan law enacted
TexasGood Samaritan law enacted
UtahGood Samaritan law enacted
VermontGood Samaritan law enacted
VirginiaGood Samaritan law enacted
WashingtonGood Samaritan law enacted
West VirginiaGood Samaritan law enacted
WisconsinGood Samaritan law enacted
WyomingNo Good Samaritan law enacted