THE EFFECT ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OF EXTENDED TRADING HOURS AT HOTELS

An analysis is made of the change in accident patterns which followed the extension of trading hours at New Zealand hotels. The four hour extension from 6 pm to 10 pm produced a significant change in the time distribution of accidents. There was also a significant change in the daily distribution of accidents but this was not entirely due to the different drinking hours. Despite the changes in the times of occurrence of accidents there was no overall increase in total number. In fact in the year that extended hours were introduced there was a reduction in accidents and although it is considered that the prevailing economic conditions were largely responsible, the possibility that liberalized drinking hours contributed cannot be excluded. /AUTHOR/TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-015 760
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM