Age, alcohol, and traffic accidents.
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Published by Kansas Dept. of Transportation in [Topeka] .
Written in English



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  • Drinking and traffic accidents -- Kansas -- Statistics.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsKansas. Dept. of Transportation.
LC ClassificationsHE5620.D7 A56 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 58 p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2152525M
LC Control Number88622203

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Douglass RL: The legal drinking age and traffic casualties: A special case of changing alcohol availability in a public health context, in Wechsler H (ed): Minimum Drinking Age Laws. Lexington, Lexington Books, Cited by:   Bibliography: p. Alcohol, young drivers, and traffic accidents: effects of minimum-age lawsPages: In , drivers in this age group were involved in 6, fatal car accidents — that’s at least more than any other age group of drivers. These are the five states where the most 20 to year-olds were involved in fatal crashes. lowered their drinking age to 18, 19 or 20, which led to increases in alcohol sales and consumption, as well as alcohol-related traffic injuries and fatalities, among youth.1 By , 16 states raised their MLDA back to 21 to address the increased drinking and File Size: KB.

Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatality: A fatality in a crash involving a driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a BAC of g/dL or greater. Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs): A measure of years of life lost or lived in less than full health. Underage Drinking: Alcohol use by anyone under the age of In the United States, the legal drinking age is the relation of alcohol to road accidents. However, despite the importance of this subject and the wide interest it has generated, we are aware of only one study, that of Cassie and Allan (), in which the blood-alcohol levels of the drivers of vehicles involved in road traffic accidents in Great Britain were determined. This is probably due Cited by: 6. emphasize which age group had the largest change in crash fatalities. The figure shows that males in the to age group had the highest average crash fatality increase (continuous 11 years up by % per year) fol-lowed by males in the to age group (continuous 11 years up by % per year).   Raising the minimum drinking age to 21 has been associated with a reduced rate of drunk driving crashes among young Americans, according to a new review of studies. The increased legal drinking age has also led to a reduction in other health threats associated with heavy drinking, including unsafe sex, suicide and dating violence, HealthDay.

32 Only 8 percent of older drivers involved in fatal car accidents had blood alcohol concentrations of or higher – the lowest percentage of all age groups. 33 74 percent of fatalities in crashes involving older people occurred during the daytime. 70 percent occurred on weekdays, and 67 percent involved other vehicles. Age Laws on Fatal Crash Involvements: An Update of the NHTSA Analyses. NHTSA Technical Report No. DOT HS Washington, DC: NHTSA; O'Malley PM, Wagenaar AC. Effects of minimum drinking age laws on alcohol use, related behaviors and traffic crash involvement among American youth: J Stud Alcohol. ; According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, nearly all of the traffic accidents in were caused by a type of distraction, and younger drivers under the age of 20 have the highest rate of fatal crashes that were distraction-related. Kansas Traffic Accident Facts Quick Facts Traffic Accidents – Fa – Injury Alcohol-Related Accidents Reckless / Aggressive Driving 16 Driver Distractions Age Summaries • Accident.