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NCJ Number: 120684 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction: Drinking, Driving, and Health Promotion
Journal: Health Education Quarterly  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:329-333
Author(s): D A Sleet; A C Wagenaar; P F Waller
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Consumption of alcoholic beverages, even in amounts below the legal limit is a major contributor to motor vehicle crashes.
Abstract: As the concentration of alcohol in the blood increases so does the risk of involvement in car crashes. The relationships among the amount of alcohol consumed, blood alcohol concentration, performance decrement, and the risk of a car crash are complex. The exact effects of alcohol consumption in any given case are influenced by many factors. A multidisciplinary approach that includes public health considerations is necessary for driving while intoxicated prevention efforts. 26 references.
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drunk driver programs
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