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Alcohol-related driving is a serious public health problem worldwide. In 2004, drunk driving caused an estimated 268 000 deaths, accounting for 21% of global deaths from road traffic crashes.1 In China, drunk driving has emerged as a growing threat since the mid-1990s. According to national statistics based on police data, road traffic mortality from drunk driving more than doubled between 1996 and 2004.2
In response, in 2004 the government of China began to adopt unprecedented, stringent penalties for drivers convicted of drunk driving. Beginning in 2007, even stricter penalties were introduced, and the government reported a 44% decrease in drunk …
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