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South Carolina
Division of Public Safety Programs
Edgar A. Brown State Office Building
1205 Pendleton Street, Room 401
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Phone: (803) 758-3573

Washington Traffic Safety Commission
1000 Cherry Street
Olympia, Washington 98504

Phone: (206) 753-6197

West Virginia
Governor's Highway Safety Representative
Governor's Office of Economic and

Community Development
5790-A MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia 25304

Phone: (304) 348-8814

South Dakota
Division of Highway Safety
Department of Public Safety
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone: (605) 773-4124
Department of Transportation
James K. Polk State Office Building
505 Deaderick Street
Suite 700
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Phone: (615) 741-2848 Texas Governor's Representative State Department of Highways and

Public Transportation 11th and Brazos Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 475-3525

Secretary, Wisconsin Office of

Highway Safety
P.O. Box 7910
4802 Sheboygan Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53707

Phone: (608) 266-1113

State Highway Safety Engineer
Wyoming Highway Safety Department
Highway Safety Branch
P.O. Box 1708
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Phone: (307) 777-7296

Department of Public Safety
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

Phone: (801) 965-4461
FTS: 8-838-1000

American Samoa
Governor's Representative
Executive Office Building
Government of American Samoa
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Phone: (639-9188 or 82
(Through International Operator)

Secretary of Transportation
133 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Phone: (802) 828-2657
FTS: 8-832-2657

Governor's Highway Safety Representative
Department of Public Works
P.O. Box 2950
Agana, Guam 96910

Phone: 646-5831, Ext. 11
(Through International Operator)

Department of Transportation Safety
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, Virginia 23269

Phone: (804) 276-9600, Ext. 20

Virgin Islands
Governor's Representative
Virgin Island Office of Highway Safety
P.O. Box 1847
Fredricksted, St. Croix
Virgin Islands 00840

Phone: (809) 772-3025

Northern Mariana Islands
Director of Public Safety
Office of Highway Safety
Department of Public Safety
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950

Phone: 6333/6431
(Through International Operator)

Puerto Rico
Secretary of Transportation and

Public Works
Minillas Government Center
12th Floor
Santurce, Puerto Rico 00910
Phone: (809) 726-5290

(809) 726-5150, Ext. 3550

Indian Tribes
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
19th & C Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20242

FTS: 8-474-2863 or 2951
Commercial: (505) 766-2863


Mr. FLORIO. I would just quote at this point a significant paragraph. It says:

During the last legislative sessions three additional States passed laws requiring a 21-year minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages. The total number of such States with a law of that type is now 19. The lack of uniformity among State laws is especially critical regarding the minimum legal drinking age because the incentive to drink and drive is established due to young persons commuting to border States where the drinking age is lower. There is simply no way to adequately address the needless tragedies caused by young persons commuting to border States without establishing a uniform drinking age among States. In order to reduce the death rate of American young people, the minimum legal age for all alcoholic beverages should be raised to 21.

I think that very succinctly states the most forceful argument for having the uniformity rather than have to try to deal with this whole problem on a State-by-State basis.

The last point that I would like to raise is this question about the insurance study that has been done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is a very significant piece of work, and we will be hearing, I understand, from representatives at our next hearing, and I would like to ask unanimous consent that the report be included in the record, and without objection, that is so ordered.

[Additional materials submitted with this study may be found with the statement of Ben Kelley and Allan Williams, held on October 19, 1983, as the second day of this hearing.)

[The material referred to follows:]

Death and the Legal Drinking Age:

A Tri-State Study

Michael M. Birkley
Madison, Wisconsin

April, 1983

Changes in highway crash involvement among drivers affected by raising the legal drinking age in Michigan and Illinois were compared with crash experiences among the same driver age group in Wisconsin, which retained 18 as the legal drinking age throughout the study period. In each of the states studied, crashes involving 18-20 year-old drivers decreased relative to those involving the next older age group, 21-24 , during the study period. Reductions in alcohol-related highway crashes involving 18-20 year-old Wisconsin drivers (14.4%-28.6%) exceeded those for drivers of the same age subsequent to raising the age in Michigan (17.7%) and 11linois (8.8%). Chances for reductions of this magnitude occuring without intervention range from .05 (5 in 100) to .001 (i in 1,000), supporting the conclusion that the change in Wisconsin, and the changes in Michigan and Illinois are not due to chance fluctuation, or changing the legal drinking age, but to changes in other influences on younger drivers' drinking and driving behaviors. Although there clearly is a compelling public purpose to be served by reducing the incidence of alcohol-related highway crashes among young people, the results of this study do not support the proposition that rescinding the legal drinking priveleges of 18, 19, or 20 year-old adults is an appropriate or effective mechanism for accomplishing that public purpose.

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