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Crash Analysis In Louisiana, driving under the influence of alcohol remains a top safety issue. Drunk drivers are at least 13 times more likely to cause a fatal crash than sober drivers, according to a new study by Steven Levitt , Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and Jack Porter , Professor of Economics at Harvard University. The analysis of fatal alcohol-related crashes in this section is based on an estimate obtained via a classification model developed at LSU. The model was tested for past years and shows very reliable results with a standard error less than 1%. The reported BAC results may be either based on a breathalyzer test or on a blood-alcohol test. The crash report does not distinguish between the two types of tests. However, in many cases, the BAC test results are still pending. For this reason, the classification model is applied to generate missing BAC results to estimate the percent of alcohol-involved fatalities. Alcohol-related crashes occurred more frequently on weekends than during the week. The evening hours and early morning hours on weekends had the highest frequency of alcohol-involved crashes. Friday night and
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2009 for the course ISDS 3105 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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