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Road Safety: Drunk behind the wheel

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 CBC Television reporter tests out the effects of drinking on his driving abilities.
Medium: Television
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: Dec. 4, 1982
Host: George McLean Reporter: Bob Nicholson
Duration: 3:55

Last updated: August 19, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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