DRUG USE AND THE SEVERITY OF A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

This study reviews data from previous studies to evaluate the relationship between the use of alcohol and/or drugs and the severity of the accident in those drivers who are involved in a crash. Severity is measured by material damage and injury to anyone involved in the crash. Data were neither adjusted for characteristics such as seat belt use, speed at the time of the crash, vehicle weight or signs of fatigue nor for alcohol and/or drug consumption patterns. The results of the study indicate that alcohol and/or drug use is not associated with increased crash severity.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00989587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2005 12:00AM