This "Letter to the Editor" reports on analysis of the effect of introducing the 0.05g/100 mL blood alcohol level (BAL) in New South Wales, Australia, as from December 15, 1980. It includes a table that shows that in 1981, significantly fewer male car drivers aged 17 to 20 were admitted to the hospital than in the preceding year. This finding highlights the value of differential blood alcohol levels, and supports a recommendation that probationary license holders should not be permitted to drive after ingestion of alcohol.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Australasian Medical Publishing Company

    71-79 Arundel Street
    Glebe, New South Wales 2037,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, D I
  • Publication Date: 1984-2-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 120
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM