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Road Safety: Cracking down on impaired driving

With nearly 20 million cars and trucks on our roads, automobiles have become a fact of life for Canadians. But our reliance on them comes at a cost. Over the past 50 years nearly 200,000 Canadians have died in traffic accidents — more than were killed in both world wars combined. In addition, despite vastly improved safety measures automobile accidents continue to be a major cause of death of younger Canadians. CBC Archives takes a look at the long, slow road to improved traffic safety.

A look at the possible effects of Bill C-19, the federal government's tough new drunk driving legislation.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Magazine
Broadcast Date: Dec. 2, 1984
Guest(s): John Cranford, Wendy Crawford, Brian Floody, Peter Knight, William Mulligan
Host: Barbara Smith, Christopher Thomas
Reporter: Christopher Grosskurth
Duration: 10:25

Last updated: August 19, 2013

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