Alcoholism: Seven Roads to Wrecks

Up to 650 Americans will die and 30,000 will be injured on the nation's highways this weekend. More than half these accidents will involve drivers who have been drinking, even though drinking drivers will constitute no more than 5% of the motorists on the road at any given time.

Medical men recognized, as far back as 1904, the close link between drinking and traffic mishaps; yet no effective technique for reducing the carnage has been devised. One reason, suggests Dr. R. F. Borkenstein, chairman of Indiana University's Department of Police Administration, is that there are vastly different types of...

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