Developing a uniform national approach to managing drink driving offenders

Palk, Gavan R., Sheehan, Mary C., & Davey, Jeremy D. (2004) Developing a uniform national approach to managing drink driving offenders. In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, November 2004, Perth, Western Australia.

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Although the need for uniform national laws in a number of areas has been well recognized (e.g. commercial transactions, consumer credit and gun control), drink driving penalties, police enforcement and drink driver rehabilitation/education programs vary across Australian states and territories. Given the national success of breath analysis concentration limits (BAC) and random breath analysis (RBT) in reducing crash fatalities it may be possible to further reduce alcohol-related driving deaths by developing a uniform national approach based on best practice to manage drink driving offenders. The current drink driving legislation, penalties and rehabilitation programs across Australia will be discussed in this paper as a preliminary step towards examining the most effective drink driving prevention model.

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ID Code: 6889
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: drink driving, legislation, rehabilitation, penalties
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified (160599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 the authors
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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