THE EFFECT OF LOWER LEGAL DRINKING AGE ON YOUTH CRASH INVOLVEMENT
Several states recently lowered the legal drinking age to 18. The objectives of the study were: (1) To determine if alcohol-related crashes increased among legally affected populations in three study states, (2) to determine, if changes occurred, whether a causal relationship exists between the crash experience changes and the legal changes. Seven states were studied in a multiple-time-series quasi-experimental design. Through controlled time-series analyses it was found that statistically and socially significant increases in alcohol-related crashes resulted in Michigan and Main following the lower legal drinking age.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Douglas, R L
- Filkins, L D
- Clark, F A
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 220 p.
- Accession Number: 00080256
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-AL-74-1-2 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-3-754
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM