Exploring the influences of country-level factors on mid-age women’s drink driving attitudes

Watling, Hanna & Armstrong, Kerry A. (2013) Exploring the influences of country-level factors on mid-age women’s drink driving attitudes. In T2013 : 20th International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Drink driving remains a major cause of serious and fatal car crashes in Australia and internationally. While this problem is more prevalent among male drivers, the rates of female intoxicated drivers have increased steadily over the past decades in many motorised countries. A combination of police enforcement, media awareness campaigns, and community initiatives has played a key role in reducing incidents of illegal drink driving by targeting public drink driving attitudes. However, important cultural differences in regards to the tolerance towards drink driving have been noted. While many countries, including Australia, have a legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit of .05 or higher, some countries have moved towards a zero –or low tolerance approach to drink driving; several European countries, including Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, and Estonia currently enforce .00 or .02 BAC limits.

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ID Code: 65396
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Drink driving, Mature-aged women, Attitudes, Sweden, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Gender Psychology (170105)
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 2013 Please consult author(s)/creators
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2013 00:52
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 14:43

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