To reduce the involvement of young drivers in alcohol-related crashes, 29 States and the District of Columbia have established lower legal blood alcohol limits for drivers younger than age 21 than for adult drivers.
Of these, 12 lowered the legal limit for young people prior to 1991.
To assess the impact, these 12 States were paired for comparison with 12 nearby States matched for legal drinking age and timing of changes in that law.
Among drivers ages 15-20, fatal crashes involving a single vehicle at night are three times more likely than other fatal crashes to be alcohol-related.
Mots-clés Pascal : Taux, Alcoolémie, Législation, Adolescent, Adulte jeune, Conducteur véhicule, Accident circulation, Prévention, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rate, Alcoholemia, Legislation, Adolescent, Young adult, Vehicle driver, Traffic accident, Prevention, Evaluation, United States, Human, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0064908
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.