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Citation

Cheng Z, Zu Z, Lu J, Li Y. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019; 16(14): e16142540.

Affiliation

School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph16142540

PMID

31315282

Abstract

Intoxicated driving is a threat to both drivers and other road users. Exploring the association between intoxicated driving factors and traffic crashes is essential for taking effective countermeasures. Most previous works have studied the relation between intoxicated driving and traffic crash based on some large-sized cities. The current study aims to evaluate the effect of driving factors on traffic crashes among intoxicated drivers in a small-sized city in China. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression analysis are performed to guide the study, and the data (N=1010) for the period 2016-2017 in Wujiang (i.e., a small-sized city in China) are employed as the target samples. The results demonstrate age, years of driving experience, road position, week, hour and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) are associated with traffic crashes in Wujiang. Specifically, the age of "18-25", the years of driving experience of "≤2", the "road intersection", the "weekend", the period of "0:00-6:59" and the BAC of "above 150 mg/100 mL" are more likely to cause traffic crashes among intoxicated drivers. The findings can be referred to make some targeted policies or measures to relieve Wujiang's intoxicated driving situation and reduce the number of crashes caused by intoxicated driving.


Language: en

Keywords

Intoxicated driving; binary logistic regression; targeted policies; traffic crashes

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