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TitleDrinking behaviour and other characteristics of injured drivers and riders
AuthorsHolubowycz OT, McLean AJ, Kloeden CN
Year1992
TypeReport
AbstractA total of 381 drivers and motorcycle riders admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as the result of a road crash were interviewed concerning their demographic characteristics, driving history, attitudes about drinking and driving, drinking behaviour and details of the crash as well as having blood samples taken to determine blood alcohol concentration. It was found that male drivers in this sample drove with a positive blood alcohol concentration more often than both female drivers and male motorcycle riders. Having a high blood alcohol concentration at the time of admission was associated with a number of factors including: involvement in a night-time single-vehicle crash; working in a blue collar occupation for male drivers; being a young female driver; frequent or problem drinking including excess and binge drinking; drinking in an hotel or vehicle; drinking beer; previous alcohol-related licence suspension; and having peers who drink-drive.
Report Numberresearch report 2/92
PublisherRoad Accident Research Unit
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorMedical Reasearch Advisory Committee of the Australian Associated Brewers and Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS)
ISBN0642175942
Page Count110
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Holubowycz OT, McLean AJ, Kloeden CN (1992) Drinking behaviour and other characteristics of injured drivers and riders (research report 2/92), Road Accident Research Unit, Adelaide.


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