2nd on 21 interesting Facts About the U.S.A: Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
Since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began recording alcohol-related statistics in 1982, the number of persons under 21, killed in drunk driving crashes decreased 79% from the record high of 5,215 in 1982 to 1,072 in 2013. These fatalities account for 11% of the drunk driving fatalities in the U.S.
For every 100,000 Americans under the age of 21, 1.3 people were killed in drunk driving fatalities in 2012. The rate of under 21 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 population has declined 46% over the past decade.