The objective of this report is to describe the state of knowledge in Canada concerning the role of alcohol and road and motor vehicle traffic safety and to relate, where possible, the situation in Canada to that in other countries. The report contains a brief literature review which draws heavily on the OECD report "Road Safety Research, Alcohol and Drugs, 1968" and "Alcohol and Highway Safety, 1968" by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The review updates these two reports and includes all available Canadian literature on the subject. A survey of legislation, enforcement and countermeasure practices in all Canadian provinces and a number of major cities is reported. An inventory of current Canadian research, research personnel and research facilities is included in the Appendices. A series of recommendations and conclusions resulting from the survey and emanating from a Consulting Committee of Canadian experts is presented. These recommendations can be grouped in two categories: first, those research needs based upon the findings in the report; and second, a series of recommendations regarding countermeasure development and evaluation and the administration of research in this field based on the judgments and opinions of a consultative panel resulting from their appreciation of the general situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the Canadian Ministry of Transport Road and Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Office, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

    Ottowa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM