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Zero blood alcohol concentration limits for drivers under 21: lessons from Canada
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    Re:Re:Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limit for drivers under 21

    The major problem in enforcing the zero BAC limit is ensuring that the province or territory enacts accompanying legislation authorizing the police to demand a breath sample from drivers subject to this limit. There has been no problem with drivers testing positive with exceedingly small amounts of alcohol in their breath samples, because of natural processes or diet. Presumably, the machines have thresholds to eliminate...

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    Re:Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limit for drivers under 21

    How easy is it to enforce zero limit in the face of possiblity of physicigical sources of alcohol and uses of other dietry and household sources of alcohol? There might be a lot or few false positive cases as a result. Is there anything of in the scientific evidence base?

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    Zero Blood Alcohol (BAC) Limit for Drivers Under 21 - Authors response

    Dear Editor,

    We are grateful for the letter of Desapriya et al. regarding our recent Special Feature, and agree with the sentiments it expresses. We, too, view our proposal to extend BAC limits to the age of 21 as part of a much larger initiative to reduce traffic crashes among youth. Indeed, we outlined a more comprehensive approach to the issue in our 2006 report, Youth and Impaired Driving in Canada: Oppor...

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    Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limit for drivers under 21

    Dear Editor

    It is timely that Chamberlain and Solomon [1] are proposing an extended zero blood alcohol limit for young drivers and it will definitely save more young lives; however, we believe that drinking and driving is an important part of this complex problem and we have to streamline all other Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) components in order to realize the significant impact of GDL in saving our children in...

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