Alcohol and motorcycle fatalities

S. P. Baker, R. S. Fisher

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A series of 99 fatal motorcycle crashes in Maryland was studied retrospectively, using police and medical examiner records. Blood alcohol concentrations were determined for 62 motorcycle drivers; measurable amounts of alcohol were found in two-thirds (41), and one-half (31) had illegally high concentrations of 100 mg/100 ml or more. The police report mentioned alcohol in only 9 instances. High blood alcohol concentrations were found most commonly among drivers age 20-34.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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