FACING THE FUTURE IN ALCOHOL AND TRAFFIC SAFETY: THE LAKE LOUISE SYMPOSIUM AND BEYOND

This paper highlights the findings of a workshop on alcohol and traffic safety, conducted in late 1981 by TIRF and sponsored by the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). Based on the outcome of this symposium, the author identifies unresolved issues and, in this context, recommends several courses of action to deal with the alcohol-crash problem. The symposium, held in Lake Louise, Alberta, and attended by an international group of experts, had the following objectives: in light of past research and countermeasure efforts, to consider major issues in the area of alcohol and traffic safety; and, to identify priorities for future research and action programs. A basic issue provided a focus for the workshop: Are new initiatives possible for reducing traffic crashes and associated losses due to alcohol use by drivers, or must past actions to deal with the problem--based on traditional and largely ineffective approaches--be continued, with efforts perhaps redoubled?

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, May 27, 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

    Ottowa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Donelson, A C
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00387732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 395
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM