A META-ANALYSIS OF .08 BAC LAWS IN 19 JURISDICTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

This study uses data from 1982 through 2000 from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which is a census of all fatal motor vehicle crashes occurring in the United States, to analyze the effect of the implementation of the .08 law in 18 states and the District of Columbia between 1983 and 1999. The objective of the study was to conduct identical individual analyses of each of the 19 jurisdictions that adopted the law using a common dataset, the same outcome measure, and analytical procedure. The analysis demonstrates that 947 lives could have been saved if all 50 states and the District of Columbia had the .08 law throughout the year 2000.

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  • Accession Number: 00989524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2005 12:00AM