Friday, August 29, 2008
Driving Fatalities Data
Statistics on drunken-driving fatalities were released for 2007; 32 states saw a drop, West Virginia is not included in this group. The drunk driving report is here; here's another report from the NHTSA on driving fatalities in general. The gist is that while drunken car fatalities are down, drunken motorcycle fatalities are up. I would be willing to bet that this is something that's been released year-by-year for a little while now; that's a good panel to find some fun results with.
It would be neat to analyze the variance in police effort, however you want to proxy for that, and the incidence of drunk driving fatalities. Does MADD vary its spending across states?
Do DUI laws have an impact? Here's a rundown of some of the differences across states.
There certainly are no shortage of topics.