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"My friend was over the alcohol limit, so I asked him not to drive" : Young females intervening in alcohol-impaired driving

Buckley, Lisa, Sheehan, Mary C., Chapman, Rebekah L., & Davidson, Cathy (2012) "My friend was over the alcohol limit, so I asked him not to drive" : Young females intervening in alcohol-impaired driving. In Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, 22-26 Jan 2012, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Potential to strengthen a commitment to intervene within a friendship group:

– all knew the other passengers, – 3 in 4 discussed intervening with other passengers, – expectations of friends was a key predictive factor.

  • young women have potential and willingness to intervene in their friends’ drink driving behaviour

  • majority of campaigns and strategies to reduce alcohol related crashes target the driver however it is arguable that some strategies should target the young female passenger.

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ID Code: 48727
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: Young driver safety, Novice drivers, Alcohol-impaired driving
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2012 10:06
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 09:42

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