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NCJ Number: 120685 Find in a Library
Title: Nature of the Alcohol Problem in U.S. Fatal Crashes
Journal: Health Education Quarterly  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:335-343
Author(s): J C Fell; C E Nash
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: More than one half of all U.S. traffic fatalities involve alcohol.
Abstract: Factors which may explain the drop in the 1980's in alcohol involvement in fatal crashes include: increased public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, new and tougher State laws and increased enforcement, an increase in the minimum legal drinking age, a decline in the population of youthful drivers, a decrease in per capita alcohol consumption, and prevention and intervention concepts and programs. Media attention to impaired driving as a public health issue is waning, thus future declines in impaired driving will depend on continuing effective programs and initiating new programs. 5 tables, 25 references.
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Drunk driver programs; Traffic accidents
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