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Cusack, Denis A (2003) Road traffic deaths and injuries- a personal responsibility. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland , 7 , (2) , pp. 50-52.

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This editorial highlights the need for individuals to take responsibility to reduce road traffic accidents. It highlights the fact that excessive speeding contributes to approximately 40% of fatal accidents. Drinking while under the influence of alcohol also is a significant factor, with drunk drivers killing between 750 and 800 people in the last five years. Although wearing seat belts can save lives and reduce injuries, in Ireland only 57% of front seat passengers combined wear them. Only 20% of rear seat passengers wear a seat belt. All of these are personal choices, which if taken could easily reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on Ireland's roads each year.


Item Type:Article
Date:2003
Call No:OR, VH 4.2
Page Range:pp. 50-52
Publisher:Thomson Round Hall
Volume:7
Number:2
Notes:[First published in Medico-legal journal of Ireland, 2003, pp50-52. Reproduced with kind permission of Thompson Round Hall]
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
MM-MO Crime and law > Transportation safety laws (driving) > Substance use driving laws
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Drug use and driving

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