Aug 10, 2015
How do states decide what laws to adopt to prevent alcohol-impaired driving and keep their roads safe? A new NYU Steinhardt study finds that the severity of the problem within the state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving – nor is the political makeup of the state government. Instead, the two strongest predictors of states adopting their first drunk driving laws were having a large population of young people and a neighboring state with similar driving laws.
Research, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, College of Global Public Health | Press Release