CIGARETTE SMOKING, ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND SEAT BELT USAGE

The association between cigarette smoking and certain diseases found in the population of England and Wales has been documented, but the possible association between smoking and road traffic accidents has not previously received much serious attention. In a recent case control study during the period February-September 1980 an association was found between the smoking habits of drivers of vehicles involved in injury-producing road traffic accidents and the hours of darkness, indicating an increased risk of an injury accident during the hours of darkness for drivers who smoke compared to drivers who did not smoke but were also involved in an injury accident. The study also showed a statistically significant association between people who smoked cigarettes and their use of seat belts, with smokers less likely to wear seat belts than non-smokers.

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  • Authors:
    • Grout, P
    • Cliff, K S
    • Harman, M L
    • Machin, D
  • Publication Date: 1983-3

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  • Accession Number: 00391826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 304
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2002 12:00AM