RELATIVE RISK CALCULATED FOR DRIVER FATALITIES IN ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES

This Traffic Tech summarizes the results presented in the report, "Relative Risk of Fatal Crash Involvement by BAC, Age and Gender" (see TRIS 00795415 for an abstract). The reported study used recent data to refine estimates for alcohol-related relative risk of driver involvement in fatal crashes by age and sex as a function of blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The findings confirm that driving at (non-zero) BAC levels below .10% is very dangerous. Reducing BAC limits from .10% to .08% is an effective method of saving lives. These results show that with such elevated relative risks, reducing alcohol use while driving at any BAC level is likely to further reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities in the United States.

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  • Accession Number: 00797048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 069
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2000 12:00AM