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 USA 48109
Washington, DC USA 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