impaired driving

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A widely used legal and medical term to describe drivers of vehicles who are incapable of driving with safety to themselves and others, usually because their skill and judgment have been impaired by alcohol intoxication, other substances, or disease. Impaired driving is a cause of 10% to 30% or more of deaths and serious injuries in road traffic crashes, so it is a serious public health problem.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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