Drink, Death and Driving: Do BAC Limit Reductions Improve Road Safety?

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

This study exploits a natural experiment in Scotland where the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit was reduced from 0.8mg to 0.5mg per 100ml of blood while staying constant in all other parts of the UK. Using a difference–in–differences design, we find that this change in the BAC level had no impact on either traffic accident or fatality rates.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2018

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Alcohols
Blood
alcohol
road
death
traffic accident
Highway accidents
experiment
Drinks
Road safety
Alcohol
Experiments
Traffic accidents
Natural experiment
Traffic fatalities
Scotland
Difference-in-differences

Keywords

  • road traffic fatalities
  • traffic accidents
  • difference-in-differences
  • blood alcohol content
  • BAC levels
  • driving
  • economics

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Cooper, B., Gehrsitz, M., & McIntyre, S. (2018). Drink, Death and Driving: Do BAC Limit Reductions Improve Road Safety? (12 ed.) (pp. 1-12). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
Cooper, Benjamin ; Gehrsitz, Markus ; McIntyre, Stuart. / Drink, Death and Driving : Do BAC Limit Reductions Improve Road Safety?. 12. ed. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2018. pp. 1-12
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