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Alcohol limit for drink driving should be much lower

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:895
  1. Ediriweera B R Desapriya, research associate, department of paediatrics (
  1. Centre for Community Child Health Research, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3V4

    EDITOR—For more than a century alcohol has been recognised as one of the principal risk factors for motor vehicle crashes.1 Nearly half of the roughly 35 000 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States each year are alcohol related, meaning that someone in the crash, usually a driver, is intoxicated.

    Currently, a blood alcohol …

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