Preventing Impaired Driving

Hingson, Ralph W.; Heeren, Timothy
March 1999
Alcohol Research & Health;1999, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
Although moderate drinking does not necessarily increase a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to the level at which driving is legally prohibited in the United States, any drinking can impair driving tasks. In addition to laws establishing lower legal BAC limits for drivers, legislative approaches for reducing alcohol-impaired driving include imposing sanctions for drinking and driving and restricting alcohol's availability. KEY WORDS: moderate AOD use; drinking and driving; AOD impairment; BAC; DWI laws; sanction; AOD availability; minimum drinking age; traffic accident; AODR (alcohol and other drug related) mortality; literature review


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