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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Alcohol control measures and traffic safety

Alcohol control measures and traffic safety

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(p.378) Chapter 46 Alcohol control measures and traffic safety
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Alcohol
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Christine M. Wickens

Robert E. Mann

Gina Stoduto

Rosely Flam-Zalcman

Jennifer Butters

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0046

This chapter reviews the impact of alcohol control measures on traffic safety. It begins by summarizing evidence on the effects of deterrence and remedial initiatives. Although not commonly considered alcohol control measures, they act at least in part by affecting the psychological and social availability of alcohol, and are widely considered to be key factors in recent reductions in drink-driving deaths. It then examines research on the link between alcohol control measures and traffic safety more directly, including a consideration of the role these measures may have played in reductions in drink-driving deaths over the past few decades and their potential for influencing drink-driving rates in the future.

Keywords:   alcohol policy, road safety, drunk driving, alcohol consumption

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