In a recent story on Syracuse.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released some new data on deaths caused by DWI accidents in New York State.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hamilton County in rural Adirondacks has the highest rate of DWI-related deaths per capita in NY State over a five-year period.
Hamilton County had 8.48 deaths per 100,000 people, while Manhattan in New York City had one of the lowest rates in the state (ranking 61 out of 62 counties) at 0.64 deaths per 100,000.
According to the federal data, from 2009 to 2013, drunk-driving accidents in New York killed 1,715 people. In 2013, the most recent year statistics were available, 362 people were killed in New York in DWI-related fatalities. The total accounted for about 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in New York, according to the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
You can read the full Syracuse.com article here.
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