This book relates the emerging interest in injury control to the science of traffic safety. State-of-the-art evaluation research methods are employed to assess the merits of policies designed to prevent automobile-related injuries in three problem areas: drunk driving, occupant restraint use, and highway speeding. The authors offer solid recommendations for future scientific and policy directions. A valuable resource for policymakers, legislators, public interest groups, industry specialists, and public health professionals.
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About the Author
JOHN D. GRAHAM is Associate Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the New England Injury Prevention Research Center.
Table of Contents
Injury Control, Traffic Safety, and Evaluation Research
Injury Reduction and Belt Use Associated with Occupant Restraint Laws
Mandatory Seat Belt Use Laws and Occupant Protection in the United States: Present Status and Future Prospects
Choosing Automatic Restraint Designs
Minimum Legal Drinking Ages and Highway Safety
Social Norms and Drunk Driving Countermeasures
Alcohol Taxes and Highway Safety
Evaluating the New 65 MPH Speed Limit
Themes and Future Directions