The financial and social costs of impaired driving are staggering.
In 2010, impairment-related crashes resulted in an estimated 1,082 fatalities, 63,821 injuries and damage to 210,932 vehicles in property damage only (PDO) crashes. There were a total of 181,911 crashes, costing an estimated $20.62 billion. These costs factor in fatalities, injuries, property damage, traffic delays, out-of-pocket expenses, hospital/health costs and police, fire and ambulance costs.
For more information, see our Statistics page or Estimating the Number and Cost of Impairment-Related Traffic Crashes in Canada: 1999-2010 (PDF).
For information on the cost of being charged and convicted with impaired driving, please see The Cost and Consequences of Impaired Driving.