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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 6.17

Cost of Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Type/Severity of Crash
Type of Cost Total Fatal Severe/ Critical Injury Minimum/ Moderate Injury Property Damage Only
Legal/court costs $9,512 $3,390 $3,354 $2,768 -
Insurance administration $12,513 $2,310 $3,795 $3,132 $3,403
Vehicle and roadway damage $49,032 $385 $1,243 $16,062 $31,342
Total $71,057 $6,085 $8,392 $21,962 $34,746
Percent attributed to alcohol abuse 19.2% 39.7% 31.5% 17.0% 13.9%
Total attributed to alcohol abuse $13,619 $2,416 $2,640 $3,734 $4,830

Source: Derived from Blincoe and Faigin (1992).
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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