This can be open ended about what is best to analyze, but essentially I would like to analyze datasets from Oregon, Washington (see attached) and nationally to see if there has been an increase or decrease in motor vehicle accidents, fatal and/or non-fatal, since the time medical marijuana and recreational marijuana became available in Oregon (11/1998 and 11/2014) and Washington (11/1998 and 11/2012). I am aware there are many other confounders such as texting while driving, etc. Just looking for the basics here!
An update to the existing description. As of today (Thursday, 03/15/2018), I have swapped out, with Freelancer's help, the old national data from FARS and GES and replaced it with a more recent PDF that contains preliminary 2016 data on fatal crashes. 1 of the 2 similar Oregon data sets (from ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation) also contains preliminary 2016 data on fatal crashes. The Washington data set (from WSDOT, Washington State Department of Transportation) is the most up-to-date and contains full 2016 data.
The project should include an analysis of motor vehicle accidents and their type, specifically from years 2007-2016 (aware that 2016 data is preliminary for 2 out of the 3 categories (Oregon data and national data, with only Washington state being full 2016 data)). In addition to comparisons of trends in fatal motor vehicle crashes going through 2016 (this can involve extrapolation for Oregon and national data sets) (#1), I would also like to see analysis of crashes involving injuries (#2) and crashes involving only property damage, without fatalities or injuries, going through 2015 (#3). That will make this project unique among marijuana and traffic accident studies in that non-fatal car accidents are researched as well, especially given a recent, separate study that showed an increase in non-fatal car crashes (those that involve injuries or property damage alone) in states with pro-marijuana legislation.
Lastly, there is a 5th data set just added a moment ago, the 2nd Washington state data set, entitled "Cannabinoids in Fatal Crash-Involved Drivers, 2008-2016." This information is unique to the high-minded intellect and excellent data collecting capabilities of Washington state and includes information only available from Washington state documenting the trends of blood levels of cannabis. We can potentially use this data set in isolation from the others for a separate, smaller project, but as of now, you do not need to focus on this data set, please focus on the other 4 data sets (of which the 2 Oregon data sets are very similar, although 1 contains preliminary 2016 data and is thereby superior).
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This can be open ended about what is best to analyze, but essentially I would like to analyze datasets from Oregon, Washington (see attached) and nationally to see if there has been an increase or dec.
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