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Education Ineffective?

Recent studies of alcohol-connected traffic fatalities indicate alcoholic not social drinking is involved in the larger number (50-75%) of fatalities where drivers or pedestrians were killed after drinking.

Blood levels of 150 mg. per 100 ml. or higher were found in 71 percent of a sample of 49 such fatalities.

Mild or moderate drinkers would usually be unable to drive or walk with blood alcohol levels this high, the studies conclude. If, then, the problem of alcohol and traffic accidents involves compulsive drinkers primarily, education ("If you drink, don't drive")... Login to read more
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