Submission by the Commonwealth Department of Transport to the Standing Committee on Road Safety inquiry into alcohol, drugs and road safety

The extent of the problem of alcohol and road safety is described, and Australian information on road accidents involving alcohol is summarised. Evidence relating drugs other than alcohol to increased accident risk is reviewed. Present countermeasures are described and evidence of their effectiveness is reviewed. There are no radically new countermeasures in sight. Very little is known about the effectiveness of measures currently in use or of the relationships between them. There is an urgent need to evaluate existing measures and to examine the way they interact, through the application of a systems approach. In this way it may be possible to identify factors that prevent current measures working as efficiently as they might, and to enable the system to be streamlined. The Department of Transport's Office of Road Safety sponsors a wide ranging research program, including research into alcohol, drugs and driving. Current initiatives include funding an analysis of the operation of the various countermeasures presently in operation in Victoria, and research to develop publicity aimed at promoting behaviour that would reduce the necessity for drink driving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australia. Department of Transport

  • Publication Date: 1977-8


  • English

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  • Pagination: 60P

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  • Accession Number: 01439331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:16PM