Young DUI offenders seen in substance abuse treatment

Maxwell, Jane C., Freeman, James E., & Davey, Jeremy D. (2009) Young DUI offenders seen in substance abuse treatment. In Transportation Research Circular : Proceedings of the TRB Workshop on Young Impaired Drivers, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Abstract

Despite considerable efforts to reduce the burden of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) crashes remain a major road safety problem (Chou et al., 2006). While research has demonstrated that apprehended DUI offenders are often a heterogenic group (Begg et al., 2003; Nochajski & Stasiewicz, 2006), young offenders remain an "at risk" group and continue to be disproportionately represented in DUI statistics (Chou et al., 2006; Chirstoffersen et al., in press; Greening & Stoppelbein, 2000; Horwood & Fergusson, 2000). Young men ages 18 to 20 reported DUI more frequently than any other age group (Shults et al., 2002; Quinlan et al., 2005), and not surprisingly, age and DUI have a negative relationship (Chou et al., 2006). Being involved in an alcohol-related crash at a young age does not appear to be a significant deterrent against re-offending, as research has indicated such individuals are in fact more likely to drink and drive as well as crash again in the future (Ferrante et al., 2001). And young males are at a higher risk of engaging in DUI offenses than females (Chou et al., 2006), although an increasing number of females are being apprehended for DUI offenses and entering treatment programs as a result of a DUI (Maxwell et al., 2007).

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ID Code: 13759
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Entire proceedings freely available online at Official URL.
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ISSN: 0097-8515
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 National Academy of Sciences
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 21:28

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