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A systematic approach to the control of persistent and recidivist drinking drivers

Henderson, Michael S. & Goldberg, Fred (1999) A systematic approach to the control of persistent and recidivist drinking drivers. In McClure, Roderick (Ed.) Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland.

Abstract

A systematic approach to the control of road trauma in Australia has been successful in integrating measures directed at human behaviour, the road environment and vehicle. However, some aspects of road trauma control appear intractable. Among these is the control of the persistent drinking driver. Currently in Australia, about 30% of fatal crashes are associated with alcohol use and of these, about 30% involve repeat drink- driving offenders. Approaches to the control of the recidivist drinking driver can cover behavioural and technological tactics, and post-event review and rehabilitation. Measures work best in combination. Behavioural approaches include education, deterrence, enforcement; the use of technology such as ignition interlocks for vehicles; and separating the offender from his vehicle when behavioural approaches have proved ineffective. Post-event review and rehabilitation must be integrated with other behavioural controls.

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ID Code: 9509
Item Type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 1864993782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (The authors)
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:42

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