PREVENTING AUTOMOBILE INJURY: NEW FINDINGS FROM EVALUATION RESEARCH. CHAPTER 7 - ALCOHOL TAXES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY (WITH COMMENTS)

Taxation of alcohol to reduce drinking-related vehicle crashes represents an idea with growing support. This chapter addresses the question of what is the "right" tax, concluding that the "right" tax is difficult to estimate with precision at present, because we lack good data on the drinking patterns and responsiveness of adults, and we lack clear understanding of the associations between drinking and driving for all age groups. Four previous studies that have attempted to assess directly the effects of alcohol taxes on vehicle crash fatalities are summarized, followed by a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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    Auburn House Publishing Company

    14 Dedham Street
    Dover, MA  United States  02030-0658
  • Authors:
    • Phelps, C E
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00620506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • ISBN: 0-86569-185-1
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM