Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69467
Authors: 
Anderson, D. Mark
Rees, Daniel I.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7048
Abstract: 
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently announced a goal of reducing drugged driving by 10 percent within three years. In an effort to achieve this goal, ONDCP is encouraging all states to adopt per se drugged driving laws, which make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in the system. To date, 16 states have passed per se drugged driving laws, yet little is known about their effectiveness. The current study examines the relationship between these laws and traffic fatalities, the leading cause of death among Americans ages 5 through 34. Our results provide no evidence that per se drugged driving laws reduce traffic fatalities.
Subjects: 
drugged driving
per se laws
traffic fatalities
marijuana
JEL: 
I10
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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