YOUTH, ALCOHOL, AND SPEEDING: THEIR JOINT CONTRIBUTION TO HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

The objective of the project was to obtain empirical data on the joint influence of slightly excessive speed and low-to-moderate blood-alcohol concentration upon accident-involvement as a function of age and driving experience, and to determine if the combination of speeding and drinking is a significant problem in highway crashes, particularly for young or inexperienced drivers. The objectives were addressed by obtaining and analyzing a sample of 7,354 drivers involved in accidents in North Carolina during 1974.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institutes for Research

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    Washington, DC  USA  20007-3835

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Fingerman, P W
    • Levine, J M
    • Eisner, E J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-356 Final Rpt., AIR-52300-9/76-FR
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01210
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1978 12:00AM