Measuring the propensity to drink and drive

Anthony Bertelli, Lilliard E. Richardson

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Abstract

Laws such as.08 blood alcohol content, open container, and license revocation provide a policy framework for reducing drinking and driving. Drinking and driving behavior is difficult to assess; unlike property and violent crimes, where incidence statistics can approximate behavior, most drink-driving trips go undetected. The authors develop a novel measure of drink-driving propensity by estimating an item response model using national survey data. The authors illustrate their measures in the aggregate and as they relate to law enforcement efforts in the American states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-337
Number of pages27
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Keywords

  • Drinking and driving
  • Law enforcement
  • Measurement
  • Public policy
  • Traffic safety

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Measuring the propensity to drink and drive. / Bertelli, Anthony; Richardson, Lilliard E.

In: Evaluation Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, 06.2007, p. 311-337.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bertelli, Anthony ; Richardson, Lilliard E. / Measuring the propensity to drink and drive. In: Evaluation Review. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 311-337.
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