Alcohol, traffic safety, and the law
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Alcohol, traffic safety, and the law by Roger McMeans

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Published by s.n.] in [s.l .
Written in English



  • British Columbia.


  • Drinking and traffic accidents -- British Columbia.,
  • Alcohol -- physiological effect.,
  • Youth -- Alcohol use -- British Columbia.,
  • Drunk driving -- British Columbia.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Roger McMeans and Robert Brun.
ContributionsBrun, Robert, joint author., Canada. Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate.
LC ClassificationsHE5620.D7 M25
The Physical Object
Pagination134 leaves :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4611662M
LC Control Number77375428

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