This paper presents a survey of blood alcohol levels found among 934 California weekend drivers in order to provide a profile of drinking and driving habits; analysis is by sex, age, day of week, and hour. A comparison is also made with similar surveys conducted in other geographical locations. It was found that during the evening hours of a typical weekend about 30% of all drivers registered a positive BAL and may very well be impaired. These California data were very comparable to those gathered in other parts of the United States, which suggests that the drinking and driving habits of the general population are relatively independent of geographic location.

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    Marcel Dekker, Incorporated

    270 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • McGuire, F L
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Accession Number: 00384676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 720
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM