This issue of "Accident Analysis and Prevention" contains papers addressing the topic of drinking driving and the role of the alcoholic beverage industry. These comments by the Editor-in-Chief explain the source of these papers, which is as follows: In November 1984, the International Center for Transportation Studies (ICTS), based in Rome, proposed an international conference on drinking-driving. Rather than repeat well known themes, it was decided to focus on the role of the alcoholic beverage industry, worldwide. The intent was not to indict, or even to criticize the industry, but simply to start a discussion on possible social policies contingent on the recognition of the role of producers in encouraging consumption of their product. To avoid any impression of bias, papers focusing on moral culpability were excluded, and an industry representative was invited to give one of the major presentations. After several postponements by ICTS, the conference was finally cancelled in May 1986. The papers in this issue of "Accident Analysis and Prevention," except for the last two, constitute the principal invited papers for the conference.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • HAIGHT, F A
  • Publication Date: 1987-12

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  • Accession Number: 00496543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 429
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM