Deterrence of drug driving: The impact of the ACT drug driving legislation and detection techniques

Armstrong, Kerry, Watling, Christopher N., & Davey, Jeremy (2014) Deterrence of drug driving: The impact of the ACT drug driving legislation and detection techniques. NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust.

Abstract

The study sought to explore the initial impact of the ACT's implementation of roadside oral fluid drug screening program. The results suggest that a number of individuals reported intentions to drug drive in the future. The classical deterrence theory variables of certainty of apprehension, severity and swiftness of sanctions were not predictive of intentions to drug drive in the future. In contrast, having avoided apprehension and having known of others that have avoided apprehension were predictive of intentions to drug drive in the future. Increasing perceptions of the certainty of apprehension, increased testing frequency, and increased awareness of the oral fluid drug screening program could potentially lead to reductions of drug driving and result in safer road environment for all ACT community members.

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ID Code: 83092
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Report to the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust
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 2014 The Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2015 01:10
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 19:19

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