Minimizing Impairment-Related Youth Traffic Deaths: The Need for Comprehensive Provincial Action
Chamberlain, Erika A. L., Solomon, Robert M., Canadian Journal of Public Health
Despite the progress made between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s, traffic crashes remain the single largest cause of death among 15-24 year old Canadians. In recent years, approximately 45% of these deaths have been alcohol-related and, no doubt, additional youth crash deaths are drug-related. While young people are significantly overrepresented in impairment-related deaths as drivers, their overrepresentation is even greater as passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and users of recreational vehicles. These crashes are not simply a function of young people's immaturity and lack of driving experience; they also reflect young people's hazardous patterns of alcohol and …
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Publication information: Article title: Minimizing Impairment-Related Youth Traffic Deaths: The Need for Comprehensive Provincial Action. Contributors: Chamberlain, Erika A. L. - Author, Solomon, Robert M. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Volume: 99. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2008. Page number: 267+. © Canadian Public Health Association Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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