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Utah's Percentage of Alcohol Related Traffic Deaths is Lowest in the Nation

Utah's Percentage of Alcohol Related Traffic Deaths is Lowest in the Nation



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(KSL News) Utah has the lowest percentage in the nation of fatal accidents involving alcohol, but it isn't all good news.

According to a 2006 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 69 of Utah's 287 highway fatalities involved alcohol. That adds up to about 24 percent.

However, those numbers don't tell the whole story. The number of DUI fatalities in the state actually skyrocketed last year.

The 2005 report showed only 40 alcohol related traffic deaths. That is an increase of more than 70 percent.

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