Transport: Tipsy Drivers

Last week two Midwestern surveys on drinking drivers were issued. Records of two Evanston hospitals showed that of 300 drivers who had been in wrecks causing injury, 24% were intoxicated (at least one part alcohol to 1,000 parts blood). A survey by Northwestern University's Traffic Safety Institute showed that of 2,000 drivers examined, only 4.2% were intoxicated. Comparison of the two figures demonstrated the extent to which alcohol is a factor in traffic accidents.

Method of Northwestern's survey was to stop drivers at selected points on the streets, ask them to blow up small...

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