A roadside survey of drinking drivers in 2000 in Perth, Western Australia

The aim of this project was to repeat the roadside survey that was carried out in Western Australia in 1999. Using a police booze bus, a systematic sample of drivers were breath tested for alcohol in the Perth metropolitan area at times which were known to be associated with drink-driving. Around 8,500 breath tests were performed over a period of approximately six weeks during September and October 2000. Around 2.1 percent of those tested had a BAC of at least 0.05gm percent. A higher proportion of drivers tested after 12.30 am were over the legal limit, and over 0.08gm percent, compared with those tested before 12.30 am. In addition, drink-driving was found to be more common on Fridays than on Saturday or Thursday. Similar results to these were found in the 1999 survey. It is recommended that random breath testing operations be increased after 12.30am and on Friday nights.

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    University of Western Australia. Road Accident Prevention Research Unit (Roadwatch)

    Nedlands, Western Australia   
  • Authors:
    • Kirov, C
  • Publication Date: 2001-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: 17p + appendix
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    • Issue Number: RR 109

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  • Accession Number: 01393279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1875912789
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 9:24AM