The Association between Psychological Distress and Alcohol Consumption Behaviour in Risky Driving

The present research explores how mental health related factors such as psychological distress and alcohol consumption patterns predict risky driving behaviour, as measured by the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ). Questionnaire data from 1,365 drivers who took part in a case-control study were used. Psychological distress was seen to be predictive of errors, lapses, violations and aggressive violations, whilst alcohol consumption was associated with violations and aggressive violations only. These findings demonstrate the significant contribution of mental health in risky driving behaviour.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 10-12 October, Perth, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2018 10:06AM