Relation between alcohol consumption and traffic violations and accidents in the region of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State.

@article{Pereira2011RelationBA,
  title={Relation between alcohol consumption and traffic violations and accidents in the region of Ribeir{\~a}o Preto, S{\~a}o Paulo State.},
  author={Rafael Eduardo Pereira and Gleici S. C. Perdon{\'a} and Lucila Costa Zini and Maria Bernadete Schieber Cury and Maria Angela Martins Ruzzene and Carmen Cinira Santos Martin and Bruno Spinosa de Martinis},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2011},
  volume={207 1-3},
  pages={164-9}
}
In recent years, alcohol consumption has been considered an important public health problem. Ethanol, the alcohol used in beverages, is a drug that affects the central nervous system (CNS) and impairs driving skills and co-ordination, increasing risk of deaths and injuries derived from crashes and road accidents. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is implicated with premature deaths, injuries and damages caused by motor vehicle crashes, which result in high costs to government and society… CONTINUE READING

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