The Texas A&M Transportation Institute analyzed impaired driving-related crashes in 2015 to determine if there were any differences between the types of impaired driving crashes male and female drivers were involved in. The main findings demonstrated that in driving under the influence (DUI) crashes in 2015, a significant portion of drivers were male (76% or 19,660 men) while 24% (6,181) were female drivers.
Male drivers involved in DUI crashes contributed to a larger percentage of drivers in fatal and incapacitating crashes, whereas female drivers contributed to a larger percentage of non-incapacitating, not injured, and possible injury crashes. Male drivers without a valid license accounted for over 17% of drivers in DUI crashes in 2015, whereas women accounted for just over 9% of drivers. Finally, female drivers who were not wearing a seatbelt in DUI crashes accounted for 5.2% of drivers, whereas males drivers not wearing a seatbelt accounted for 7.6%. For a complete review of the findings, please see the full report.
In addition to this report, TTI produced two educational infographics that depict findings for 2015 impaired driving crash data. These infographics can be found under the Resources page.