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International comparisons of laws and alcohol crash rates : Lessons learned Stewart, K et al

By: Stewart, KPublication details: Alcohol, drugs and traffic safety, 2000; T2000, Stockholm, May 22-26, 2000. Paper, Description: 6 sSubject(s): Sweden | Conference | Drunken driving | Traffic regulations | Blood alcohol content | Offence | Age | Trade | Alcohol | Driving licence | Temporary | Penalty | Accident rate | International | Inventory | 842Bibl.nr: VTI P4030:15Location: Abstract: Learning from the experiences of other countries has facilitated much of the world-wide progress made in recent decades in reducing alcohol-related traffic crashes. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sponsored a project to compare relevant laws in countries around the world and to examine alcohol-related crash rates in these countries. This paper reports on some of the characteristics of laws related to illegal blood alcohol levels, minimum purchase age for alcohol, age of driving licensure, standard sanctions for offences, graduated licensing systems, and other laws and policies. It also discusses alcohol-related crash rates reported in these countries and some of the key measurement issues that make comparisons of these rates difficult.
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Learning from the experiences of other countries has facilitated much of the world-wide progress made in recent decades in reducing alcohol-related traffic crashes. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sponsored a project to compare relevant laws in countries around the world and to examine alcohol-related crash rates in these countries. This paper reports on some of the characteristics of laws related to illegal blood alcohol levels, minimum purchase age for alcohol, age of driving licensure, standard sanctions for offences, graduated licensing systems, and other laws and policies. It also discusses alcohol-related crash rates reported in these countries and some of the key measurement issues that make comparisons of these rates difficult.

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