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Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving: 0.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Laws

Included Studies

Apsler R, Char AR, Harding WM, Klein TM. The effects of .08 BAC laws. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 1999. DOT HS 808 892.

Foss RD, Stewart JR, Reinfurt DW. Evaluation of the effects of North Carolina’s 0.08% BAC law. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, 1998. DOT HS 808 893. Available at: www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/nc08.html. Accessed September 6, 2001.

Hingson R, Heeren T, Winter M. Effects of recent 0.08% legal blood alcohol limits on fatal crash involvement. Inj Prev 2000;6:109–14.

Hingson R, Heeren T, Winter M. Lowering state legal blood alcohol limits to 0.08%: the effect on fatal motor vehicle crashes. Am J Public Health 1996;86:1297–9.

Johnson D, Fell J. The impact of lowering the illegal BAC limit to .08 in five states. 39th Annual Proceedings, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, October 16–18, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.

Research and Evaluation Associates. The effects following the implementation of an 0.08 BAC limit and administrative per se law in California. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 1991. DOT HS 807 777.

Rogers PN. The general deterrent impact of California’s 0.08% blood alcohol concentration limit and administrative per se license suspension laws, Volume 1. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Motor Vehicles, Research and Development Section, 1995. No. CAL-DMV-RSS-95-158.

Scopatz RA. Methodological study of between-states comparisons, with particular application to .08% BAC law evaluation. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 77th annual meeting, January 11–15, 1998, Washington, DC.

Voas RB, Tippets AS, Fell J. The relationship of alcohol safety laws to drinking drivers in fatal crashes. Accid Anal Prev 2000;32:483–92.