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Survey: Decrease in crashes after Utah enacts the strictest drunk driving law in the United States | National News

Collision and case fatality rates also declined in neighboring states, but not as high as in Utah.

Collisions per mile of mileage decreased by 19.8% between 2016 and 2019. This is well above the 5.6% reduction rate for the entire United States.

After Utah law came into force, the rate of arrests for drunk driving increased from 76 to 84 per 100,000 inhabitants between the fourth quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019.

In addition, the survey data included in the survey suggests that more people who consume alcohol have changed their behavior after the law came into force. In 2018, one in eight drinkers said they made transportation available when drinking outside the home, either by a designated driver or by a ride-hailing service. In 2019, more than one in four people surveyed said they had confirmed that it would be available.

The revised Blood Alcohol Concentration Law does not seem to affect tourism either. Alcohol sales and overall visitor spending increased steadily from 2009 to 2019, with no decline after the new law came into force in 2018. The tourism industry was suffering from a pandemic, but is slowly recovering. data From the Chem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah show.

Survey: Decrease in crashes after Utah enacts the strictest drunk driving law in the United States | National News

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