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NCJ Number: 122009 Find in a Library
Title: Risk Factors of Sober and Drunk Drivers by Time of Day
Journal: Alcohol, Drugs and Driving  Volume:5  Issue:3  Dated:(July/September 1989)  Pages:215-227
Author(s): S K Stein
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: We develop a model of the driving population in terms of BAC for the 24 hours of the day: BAC = 0 ("sober"), BAC = .01-.09, and BAC = .10 ("drunk").
Abstract: This permits the calculation of a "risk factor" for each class, which is a measure of accident involvement per vehicle-mile. Using this measure, we show that at any time of day drunk drivers face a risk of a fatal accident on the order of 100 times the risk that sober drivers face. We also show that the sober driver's risk of being involved in a fatal accident with a drunk driver is some 50 times as large in the period 1-3 a.m. as during the period 7 a.m. to noon. In conclusion we indicate how information about the general driving population may be obtained from accident data. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Drunk offenders; Drunkenness; Research design models
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