ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL AND SPEED RELATED TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN FAYETTE COUNTY

One objective of this study was to update the statistics related to alcohol-related accidents and arrests in Fayette County. The second objective was to include an analysis of speed-related accidents and citations. The number of alcohol-related accidents in Fayette County has decreased over the past several years. The number of speed-related accidents has remained relatively constant. Differences between the characteristics of all accidents and alcohol and speed-related accidents were noted. For example, there were higher percentages of alcohol and speed-related accidents involving a fixed object. Differences in driver characteristics, such as the high percentage of drivers in the 16 to 19 years of age category involved in speed-related accidents, were noted. Alcohol and speeding arrest and citation data were analyzed. The number of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests, as well as the number of speeding citations, has increased in recent years. Comparisons were made between the arrest and citation data and the accident data. For example, differences by time of day were documented. The area of the county in which alcohol and speed-related accidents occurred as well as where DUI arrests occurred were summarized. Characteristics of drivers with DUI arrests and speeding citations were summarized. Additional analyses were performed for drivers with more than one DUI arrest. The data show the type of driver prone to recidivism.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

    101 East Vine Street, Suite 300
    Lexington, KY  United States  40507

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Agent, K R
  • Publication Date: 1993-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-93-22,, Final Report
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2000 12:00AM