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Drinking-driving prevention and countermeasures

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity

Second edition

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199551149
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.011
Drinking-driving prevention and countermeasures

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This chapter describes the relationship between drinking and driving, and how an understanding of that association can be used to design countermeasures which prevent alcohol-related injuries and death. It begins with a discussion of blood alcohol concentration as the key mechanism of alcohol-related harm. Current theories of harm-minimization are described before reviewing the evidence supporting various legal and regulatory measures as well as rules and procedures designed to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol.

Keywords: alcohol policy; drunk driving; alcohol consumption

Chapter.  9562 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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