The problems of this investigation can be divided into three groups: to find out (a) if driving under the influence of alcohol is an indicator of alcoholic problems, (b) the connections between alcoholic habits and driving, (C) what the social consequences are of penalties for drunken drivers. The investigation is based upon an interview with 129 persons, who were imprisoned for driving under the influence of alcohol. The results show that almost all of the drunken drivers are men, 63 per cent are married or living together, 44 per cent have children, 60 per cent have been 6, 7 or 8 years at school and 36 per cent have been 9 or 10 years at school. 31 per cent of the persons interviewed said that they had alcoholic problems. This points to the fact that something must be done to help these persons with their alcoholic problems and other social problems in connection with verdict of driving under the influence of alcohol. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordiska Naemnden foer Alkoholforskn inbg

    Institutionen foer Experimentall Alkahaol-och Narkotikafor
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • NIELSEN, K
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 86-98

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM