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Ex-urban sprawl as a factor in traffic fatalities and EMS response times in the southeastern United States

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  • Lambert, Thomas
  • Meyer, Peter
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    Many writers have covered the negative consequences of sprawl on community life and urban development in the US over the years. This paper looks at how sprawl impacts traffic fatalities and EMS response times in the Southeastern United States.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39008.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39008

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    Keywords: sprawl; emergency medical services; traffic fatalities; urban and regional economics;

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    1. Giacopassi, David J. & Sparger, Jerry R. & Stein, Preston M., 1992. "The effects of emergency medical care on the homicide rate: Some additional evidence," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 249-259.
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    4. Keeler, Theodore E, 1994. "Highway Safety, Economic Behavior, and Driving Environment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 84(3), pages 684-93, June.
    5. Charles M. Tiebout, 1956. "A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 64, pages 416.
    6. Peter Mieszkowski & Edwin S. Mills, 1993. "The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(3), pages 135-147, Summer.
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