ALCOHOL INCIDENCE IN RURAL DRIVERS: CHARACTERISTICS OF POPULATION AND CLUES FOR COUNTERMEASURES

A roadside survey operated at 42 rural sites in Vermont, U.S.A. between 10:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. obtained breath alcohol concentrations (BAC) from 1663 motorists. Interview data concerning biographical variables, drinking patterns, and knowledge about drinking and driving were also obtained. BACS of 0.10 or higher were found in 4.6% of this nocturnal driving population. Interview results confirmed that young male motorists are an important population-at-risk, but older male and female liquor drinkers are also prevalent. The importance of heavy and frequent beer drinking was noted, and the prevalence of a double standard with regard to beer and liquor was apparent. Intervention strategies and ideas are suggested on the basis of the data obtained in this study.

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    Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland Limited

    P.O. Box 85
    Limerick,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • DAMKOT, D K
  • Publication Date: 1982-8

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  • Accession Number: 00384673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 717
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM