ALCOHOL AND MOTORCYCLE FATALITIES

A series of 99 fatal motorcycle crashes in Maryland was studied retrospectively, using police and medical examiner records. Blood alcohol concentrations were determined for 62 motorcycle drivers; measurable amounts of alcohol were found in two-thirds (41), and one-half (31) had illegally high concentrations of 100 mg/100 ml or more. The police report mentioned alcohol in only 9 instances. High blood alcohol concentrations were found most commonly among drivers age 20-34. /Author/SRIS/

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    • Sponsored by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Washington, D.C. and by Maryland Medical-Legal Foundation, Baltimore.
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    American Public Health Association

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  • Authors:
    • Baker, S P
    • Fisher, R S
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00153847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM