A COMPARISON OF ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT IN PEDESTRIANS AND PEDESTRIAN CASUALTIES

The objectives of the present study were to determine the frequency of alcohol involvement in adult injured pedestrians, determine whether alcohol was "overrepresented" and, if overrepresented, determine if alcohol played a unique causal role. Shortly after data collection began, the effort was modified to include determination of specific accident or collision "type," behavioral errors and alcohol histories as a function of pedestrian blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The data, collected between March 1, 1975 and April 1, 1976 in New Orleans, showed that alcohol is overrepresented as compared to accident case matched, controls and that very high BACs among crash involved pedestrians are common.

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  • Pagination: 328 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ED-79-11 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-249
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00946
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM