Map of the Day: Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

Pennsylvania’s government-run liquor monopoly doesn’t make citizens safer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on alcohol-attributable deaths ranks Pennsylvania middle of the pack in terms of deaths per capita related to alcohol use.

Likewise, Mothers Against Drunk Driving gives the commonwealth a poor rating based on DUI accident rates. And as the chart below shows, the commonwealth ranks higher than the national average states in alcohol-related traffic fatalities based on miles traveled according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.