Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC
In this Section

Fatal drunk driving crashes aren't as common here as nationally

People on the Connecticut roadways are a bit luckier than many other drivers across the nation. Connecticut's rate of deaths from drunk driving accidents is lower than the national rate. This is true for all demographics noted on a publication by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When you consider people of all ages, the death rate for drunk driving accidents in Connecticut is 2.4 per 100,000 people in the population. That is a big decrease from the 3.3 death rate on a national level. The rate difference is huge for males. In Connecticut, the death rate for males is 3.7. The death rate nationally for men is 5.2.

The death rate for alcohol-involed crashes of people who are at least 35 years old was 2.1 for our state, but 3.1 nationally. For ages 21 to 34, the death rate was 5.9 for Connecticut and 6.7 nationally. For people ages 20 and under, the death rate nationally was 1.3, but our state didn't even register because fatality rates that were based on less than 20 deaths weren't included.

Connecticut drivers seem to acknowledge that they sometimes drive after having too much to drink. On a national level, 1.9 percent of adults reporting having driven after having too much to drink within the past 30 days. That rate was 2.1 percent for Connecticut drivers.

Even though people in our state are less likely to be involved in a fatal drunk driving accident, it is still possible. If you lose a loved one in one of these accidents, seeking compensation might help you to legally avenge your loved one's passing.

Source: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving in Connecticut," accessed July 20, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact Us

Free Consultation Available In Injury Cases

For a no-cost consultation about your accident or personal injury case, call our office or complete the brief online form. We have three locations, in Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport, to conveniently serve our clients with day or evening appointments.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Firm Office Locations

Map

Stamford Office
1111 Summer St., 6th Floor
Stamford, CT 06905

Toll Free: 877-570-9733
Fax: 203-569-9610
Map & Directions

Bridgeport Office
3296 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Map & Directions

Norwalk Office
10 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Map & Directions