Florida Deaths Resulting from Drunk Driving

Florida deaths resulting from drunk driving have fluctuated over the years. In 1983, the percentage of alcohol related deaths peaked while the lowest number of deaths was reported in 1997.


Almost 30 % of the deaths in 2006 involved drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher. You can read more about these statistics atFlorida Death Statistics Involving Drunk Drivers.

In Florida, the percentage of alcohol related fatalities peaked in 1983, while the actual number of alcohol related deaths peaked in 1986 and the lowest number of drunk driving deaths occurred in 1997. In 2006, out of all traffic fatalities, 29% involved a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, with 959 fatalities, which was a big drop from the year before.