THE DETERRENCE OF DRUNKEN DRIVING IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF EXISTING POLICIES
Policies for the control of drunken driving have long been basedon faith in the deterrence effectsof law enforcement, on the effects of limitations on the distribution of alcohol, or upon the belief that sin should be punished. The empirical evidence in regard to the efficacy of such alternatives has been conflicting or lacking. Expert opinion has been contradictory. The impacts of alcohol consumption and law enforcement on drunken driving need to be separated and identified. The research reported in this paper is an effort, through the use of econometric models and statistical analyses, to distinguish between some of the effects of these and other influences on motoring accidents. Norweigian time-series and Swedish cross-section data yield strikingly similar results when subjected to simultaneous equation analysis designed to interpret the perplexingly different correlations between observable elements of the puzzle.
- Sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
University of California, Santa BarbaraCommunity and Organization Research Institute
Santa Barbara, CA United States 93106
- VOTEY, H L
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Econometric models; Forecasting; Law enforcement; Mathematical analysis; Safety; Statistical analysis
- Uncontrolled Terms: Deterrents
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00168037
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM