This report is a continuing yearly study of alcohol-related fatal traffic crashes in the State of Iowa. The primary objective is to ascertain and evaluate the number and proportion of statewide alcohol-related fatal crashes. The secondary objectives are to present information on the characteristics of alcohol-related fatal crashes as well as to examine the extent of drinking pedestrian involvement. In this study, the types of roads where alcohol-related crashes occurred and those counties where the involvement was higher were identified to aid with planning effective countermeasure programs. Data were collected from reports furnished by the Department of Public Safety and by the Department of Transportation. A fatal crash was alcohol-related if the investigating officer reported that the driver or the pedestrian had been drinking. The degree of drinking was classified under three categories and was possibly verified by a blood test. A blood test greater than 0.000 percent alcohol resulted in the "drinking" pedestrian classification.

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 956
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM