Studies are quoted that show that the effect of raising the drinking age has a positive effect on traffic fatalities and that the effect is lasting. One such study described here is by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and another is by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Studies showing no positive effects of raising the drinking age, particularly that conducted by Bolotin and DeSario, are discussed. The Bolotin and DeSario study results were derived from a measure of alcohol involvment in crashes that is useless for analytic purposes. The data used in the study have serious limitations.

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    Consumer's Research Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, A F
  • Publication Date: 1986-7

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  • Pagination: p. 16-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 948
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM