Despite decades of progress, more than 10 000 alcohol-related driving fatalities occur each year, and that number is increasing. Alcohol impairment remains the leading cause of traffic deaths: Approximately 30% involve 1 or more drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above state limits for driving, and 50% involve a BAC above 0. To identify ways of reinvigorating efforts to reduce this trend, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to form a committee to study the problem. The committee's report (1) makes recommendations based on that rigorous study.
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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and Public Health Institute, Oakland, California (S.M.T.)
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (T.S.N.)
Acknowledgment: The authors thank the National Academies Committee and National Academies staff who worked tirelessly on a very complex task under tight time constraints.
Financial Support: The authors received no funding for their participation in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, which was funded by the Department of Transportation, or for preparing this manuscript.
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Corresponding Author: Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH; e-mail, [email protected]
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Teutsch: [email protected]
Dr. Naimi: Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Room 2046, Boston, MA 02118.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: S.M. Teutsch.
Drafting of the article: S.M. Teutsch.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: S.M. Teutsch, T.S. Naimi.
Final approval of the article: S.M. Teutsch, T.S. Naimi.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: S.M. Teutsch.
This article was published at Annals.org on 17 January 2018.