Drug and Alcohol Prevalence in Road Users in Serious and Fatal Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting this study to examine the prevalence of legal and illegal drugs in the systems of seriously- or fatally-injured drivers and other crash-involved road users (e.g., pedestrians, bicyclists, scooter riders) presenting directly to selected trauma centers or morgues. Little is currently known about the prevalence of drugs other than alcohol in drivers and other road users who are seriously- or fatally-injured in a motor vehicle crash (MVC). The proposed study approach will allow for an in-depth and accurate portrayal of drug prevalence among the populations of interest at the studied sites.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also "Drug and Alcohol Prevalence in Seriously and Fatally Injured Road Users Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency" (DOT HS 813 018, Oct 2020).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $3,999,136
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Berning, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    110 Lenox Avenue
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Start Date: 20150929
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Alcohol Impaired Driving
  • Subprogram: Drug Impaired Driving

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640759
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH2211D00225-0006, DTNH2217D00031, 693JJ920F000082
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2017 5:05PM