Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Histories of Fatal-Collision Drinking-Drivers: Patterns Among Adults and Youth

This study was designed to provide insight into the effectiveness of various responses to drunken driving by reconstructing the fatal traffic collisions and driving histories of drivers responsible for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Using Washington State Patrol data on traffic collisions, the study provided analyses of driver and collision characteristics, as well as the prior collision histories, of all 230 alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal collisions in Washington State in 1994. Special focus was placed on comparing adult drivers with younger drivers.


Brent L. Baxter, PhD PI (UW ADAI)

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Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC)
Status: completed