THE COLLECTION OF NATIONAL TREND DATA ON ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES FOR COMPARISON WITH ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECTS RESULTS. VOLUME 1. NATIONAL TREND SAMPLE

To study the national trend in alcohol-related crashes, a sample of 14 states was selected, and monthly accident data were collected for each state for the years 1965 through 1975. Surrogate measures for alcohol-related crashes were chosen on the basis of previous research. These measures were generated from the data base of the sample states and analyzed. Both alcohol- and non-alcohol-related surrogate measures reflected similar trends until the energy crisis (October 1973). Although all surrogate measures showed some decrease in accident rates due to the energy crisis and the 55-mph speed limit (January 1974), alcohol-related surrogates showed a slower rate of decrease, and it appears that the percentage of fatal accidents that are alcohol-related has been increasing since 1973. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-275 447.
  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Monaco, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-034
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01229
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM