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TitleAlcohol and Road Safety [editorial]
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1980
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe importance of alcohol intoxication as a risk factor in road accident involvement is rarely questioned. Because of this attitude many drink-driving countermeasures are based on a recognition of the importance of the problem rather than on a clear understanding of its characteristics. This is not necessarily a bad thing; malaria can be eradicated by draining a swamp, regardless of whether the immediate aim is to eliminate the source of the ''bad air" or to interrupt the reproductive cycle of the Anopheles mosquito. But no socially-acceptable drink-driving countermeasure has been shown to produce a major reduction in the incidence of alcohol-related crashes; hence the need for continuing research and evaluation.
Journal TitleCommunity Health Studies
Journal Volume (Issue)4(3)
Page Range270
Page Count1
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
McLean AJ (1980) 'Alcohol and Road Safety [editorial]', Community Health Studies, 4(3), p 270.