Lowering state legal blood alcohol limits to 0.08%: the effect on fatal motor vehicle crashes.

@article{Hingson1996LoweringSL,
  title={Lowering state legal blood alcohol limits to 0.08%: the effect on fatal motor vehicle crashes.},
  author={Ralph Waldo Hingson and Timothy Heeren and Michael R. Winter},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1996},
  volume={86 9},
  pages={1297-9}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to determine whether reductions in alcohol-related fatal crashes following adoption of 0.08% legal blood alcohol limits were independent of general regional trends. METHODS The first five states that lowered legal blood alcohol limits to 0.08% were paired with five nearby states that retained a 0.10% legal standard. Within each pair, comparisons were made for the maximum equal available number of pre- and postlaw years. RESULTS States adopting 0.08% laws… CONTINUE READING

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