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June 05, 1986

Drunk drivers are far more likely to kill children riding in their own cars than children in other cars or on the street, researchers reported. The finding, based on four years of traffic crash data from North Carolina, should dispel the popular conception of the "big, bad anonymous drunk driver," said Dr. Jonathon Kotch of the Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "Parents need to be made aware that it's not just themselves or some anonymous third party they're putting at risk with their drinking and driving, it's their own children," Kotch said.

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