Drinking among British women and its impact on their pedestrian and driving activities: women and alcohol: phase 2: survey results

This report is derived from a survey undertaken in 2013 to explore some key issues identified in the 2012 literature review, produced by the same authors, and commissioned by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. The literature review (updated in this report) found that although overall rates of consuming alcohol are falling, among affluent older women drinking above the recommended limits is on the increase. There was also some evidence that women may be unaware of what constitutes a unit of alcohol, and how much they can drive after drinking without being above the legal limit. To test these and other findings, an empirical survey was targeted at 430 women (with a small control group of 45 men) who drank alcohol and who were also drivers, in that they possessed a current driving licence. The interviews were held in Brighton, Leicester, Newcastle and Preston during the Spring of 2013. In addition 20 women convicted of driving over the prescribed limit were interviewed in depth.


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  • Accession Number: 01540249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2014 10:42AM