Economic cost due to drunk driving

According to Department of Transportation estimates, alcohol-related crashes cost Wisconsin over $400 million in 2015. This represents about 16% of the estimated total economic loss in Wisconsin due to motor vehicle crashes.

Economic loss is determined using national cost estimates obtained from the National Safety Council.

Figures used to calculate the 2015 economic loss are the 2014 National Safety Council estimates plus a percentage to account for inflation:

  • ​Fatality - $1,512,000
  • Incapacitating injury - $88,500
  • Non-incapacitating injury - $25,600
  • Possible injury - $21,000
  • Property damage - $4,200

 Economic Loss