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1. Report No.
 DOT HS 809 355
2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes

5. Report Date
June 2001
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Kathryn Stewart

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

LaFayette, California

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Research and Traffic Records
Research and Evaluation Division
400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

The Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for this project was Dr. Patty Ellison-Potter

16. Abstract

This report describes the different definitions of key elements in the measurement of alcohol involvement in crashes in 20 different countries. Specifically, countries differ in their definitions of alcohol involvement (e.g., driver only, driver and pedestrian(s), over legal BAC), fatality (e.g., 30 days following a crash, eight days, 12 months), time limits on alcohol testing (e.g., at the scene of the crash, a few hours after), percent of drivers tested, and the use of autopsy reports which are used for official statistics in some countries, but not others.

17. Key Words

Alcohol-related fatalities
Alcohol testing

18. Distribution Statement

Document is available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161

19. Security Classif. (of this report)


20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages

 16 +

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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