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TitleDrink driving in the general night time driving population, Adelaide 1989
AuthorsMcLean AJ, Kloeden CN, McCaul KA
Year1990
TypeReport
AbstractA roadside breath alcohol survey was conducted by the NHMRC Road Accident Research Unit in 1989 to monitor the efficacy of random breath testing (RBT) by the police. A reduction of 40 per cent in the proportion of drivers above the legal blood alcohol limit of .08 g/100 mL was found to coincide with a marked increase in the level of publicity of police RBT operations. This result was similar to that observed in 1987 when the level of enforcement of RBT was substantially increased with attendant publicity. However, other factors may also have contributed to these large reductions in illegal drink-driving.
Report Number2/90
PublisherOffice of Road Safety, SA Department of Transport
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorDepartment of Transport (SA), Office of Road Safety
Page Count14
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
McLean AJ, Kloeden CN, McCaul KA (1990) Drink driving in the general night time driving population, Adelaide 1989 (2/90), Office of Road Safety, SA Department of Transport, Adelaide.