Replication data for: Texting Bans and Fatal Accidents on Roadways: Do They Work? Or Do Drivers Just React to Announcements of Bans?
- Abouk, Rahi
- Adams, Scott
AbstractSince 2007, many states passed laws prohibiting text messaging while driving. Using vehicular fatality data from across the United States and standard difference-in-differences techniques, bans appear moderately successful at reducing single-vehicle, single-occupant accidents if bans are universally applied and enforced as a primary offense. Bans enforced as secondary offenses, however, have at best no effect on accidents. Any reduction in accidents following texting bans is short-lived, however, with accidents returning to near former levels within a few months. This is suggestive of drivers reacting to the announcement of the legislation only to return to old habits shortly afterward. (JEL D12, K42, R41)
Is supplement to
DOI: 10.1257/app.5.2.179 (Text)
Abouk, Rahi, and Scott Adams. “Texting Bans and Fatal Accidents on Roadways: Do They Work? Or Do Drivers Just React to Announcements of Bans?” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 2 (January 2013): 179–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.2.179.
- ID: 10.1257/app.5.2.179 (DOI)
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