This matrix illustrates how responsible residents of each state are in terms of drinking. More responsible states are those whose drinkers consume more alcohol and are involved in fewer alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Less responsible states are those whose drinkers consume less alcohol yet are involved in more alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
This map provides a measure of responsibility: the amount of alcohol consumption related to the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Responsibility is presented as a function of color: Light purple represents less responsible states, while dark purple represents more responsible states.
Data was obtained from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration, as well as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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