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NCJ Number: 135609 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Control of Drunken Driving: A Time Series Study of California Data
Journal: International Journal of Forecasting  Dated:(1989)  Pages:515-522
Author(s): S C Ray
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: University of Connecticut Research Foundation
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Monthly data from January 1978 through December 1985 were used to evaluate the effectiveness of new laws introduced in California in January 1982 to control drunk driving by taking a tougher approach to the problem.
Abstract: The data covered total fatalities in automobile accidents, alcohol-related fatalities in traffic accidents, vehicle miles driven per month, and the number of Saturdays in each month. A dummy variable was also included to indicate the legislative change. The data were analyzed using a Box-Jenkins type of interrupted time series. Results revealed a significant decline in the death rates from automobile accidents following the enactment of the new laws. Moreover, the control effects appeared to be persistent rather than transitory. Figures, tables, and 17 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): California; Drunk driver programs; Highway safety; Law reform; Legislative impact
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