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NCJ Number: 97815 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Recent Changes in California Drinking-Driving Laws on Fatal Accident Levels During the First Postintervention Year - An Interrupted Time Series Analysis
Journal: Law and Society Review  Volume:18  Issue:4  Dated:(1984)  Pages:605-627
Author(s): M E Hilton
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 23
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1982, a set of strict new countermeasures against drinking-driving went into effect in California. Interrupted time series analysis is used to investigate the effect that these countermeasures have had on fatal accident levels during the first postintervention year.
Abstract: The results do not indicate that a deterrent impact occurred among those accidents. Supplementary analyses of injury accidents during the first postintervention year and of fatality accidents during the first nine months of 1983 add important qualifications to this basic finding. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): California; Deterrence effectiveness; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Legislative impact; State laws
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