Reduction in motor vehicle fatalities associated with an increase in the minimum drinking age.

@article{Decker1988ReductionIM,
  title={Reduction in motor vehicle fatalities associated with an increase in the minimum drinking age.},
  author={Michael D. Decker and Philip L. Graitcer and William Schaffner},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1988},
  volume={260 24},
  pages={3604-10}
}
Motor vehicle injuries are responsible for nearly 40% of the deaths that occur among persons aged 15 through 24 years. Approximately half of these deaths involve drunk drivers. In response to the problem of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), some states raised their minimum drinking age, increased penalties for DUI, or both. Other states vigorously resisted federal pressure to increase their drinking age, and some researchers have questioned the utility of this approach. Tennessee… CONTINUE READING