In 2017, there were 3,342 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reportable fatal vehicular crashes, which resulted in 3,722 fatalities. Of those fatal crashes, 36 percent (1,219 crashes) involved at least one driver classified as driving under the influence (DUI) or impaired. For this analysis, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) examined 2017 Crash Records Information System (CRIS) crash data, particularly looking at trends and patterns in fatal impaired driving crash events.2 Additionally, TTI identified fatal impaired driving crashes where pedestrians were involved and explored the specific nature of those crashes. Crashes involving impaired pedestrians has been an emerging area of concern in Texas. Read the full tech memo.
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