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Public Health Law Research Distracted Driving Laws Dataset, 2000-2011

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-05-07
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile use; cellular phones; distracted driving; driving laws; mobile communication devices; public policy; texting
Description
  • Abstract

    This project compiled state and District of Columbia laws regulating the use of mobile communication devices (MCD) by individuals operating motor vehicles and coded some of the laws' features in a data file. The data file contains information about prohibitions against talking or texting on a MCD for different groups of drivers: 16 year old drivers with provisional or beginner licenses ; All 16 year old drivers ; 17 year old drivers with provisional or beginner licenses ; All 17 year old drivers ; 18 year old drivers with provisional or beginner licenses ; All 18 year old drivers ; All drivers with provisional or beginner licenses ; All drivers ; For each of these groups, the coded features include the date each provision against talking or texting on a MCD went into effect, whether there is hands-free exception to the prohibition, whether there is a primary or secondary method of enforcement, and the minimum and maximum fines for the first, second, and third violations. The data file is structured so that each record reflects the coded features of relevant law at a given month. Thus, every state and the District of Columbia has 144 records in the file, one for each month from January 2000 to December 2011. A separate PDF file contains the text of the laws.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: Legal Text
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000 / 2011
    Time period: 2000--2011
  • 2009-05 / 2009-09
    Collection date: 2009-05--2009-09
  • 2010-05 / 2010-09
    Collection date: 2010-05--2010-09
  • 2011-05 / 2011-09
    Collection date: 2011-05--2011-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State provisions regulating the use of mobile communication devices by drivers, including the provisions of the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • Additional information is available on the Public Health Law Research Web site.

    The data file was created by staff at the National Program Office for Public Health Law Research.

Note
Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (66157).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34551 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34551.v1
Publications
  • Ibrahim, Jennifer K., Anderson, Evan D., Burris, Scott C., Wagenaar, Alexander C.. State laws restricting driver use of mobile communications devices: Distracted-driving provisions, 1992-2010. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.40, (6), 659-665.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.02.024 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Temple University Beasley School of Law (2013): Public Health Law Research Distracted Driving Laws Dataset, 2000-2011. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34551