In 2008, of the 37,261 fatal vehicle crashes occurring in the United States, 31% could be attributed to alcohol.  More specifically, between 2006 and 2008, the state of Missouri recorded 828 traffic fatalities due to alcohol or other drugs.  The Safety Council works with the state of Missouri, and county and local court systems to provide educational classes and monitoring in the areas of driving while intoxicated, driver improvement, stealing and other misdemeanor offenses.