EFFECT OF PERIODS OF INTENSIFIED RANDOM BREATH TESTING DURING 1978 AND 1979 ON SERIOUS CASUALTY ACCIDENTS

During three periods in 1978 and 1979, intensified random breath testing (rbt) was applied in turn to sections of Melbourne for up to two weeks at a time. Direct effects of intensified rbt were measured in the areas and times of operation, residual effects were measured in the same areas during following weeks, and contamination effects were measured in nearby areas apart from those directly influenced. The study concluded that intensified rbt reduced the risk of alcohol-related accidents (as measured by changes in the risk of night-time serious casualty accidents) in the areas and times of operation and in the same areas for at least two weeks after operations ceased. Contamination effects in nearby areas were also observed. The study further concluded that a campaign period of four weeks of intensified operation appeared to be insufficient to reach the maximum level of effectiveness of intensified rbt. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Australia

    854 Glenferrie Road
    Hawthorne, Victoria  Australia  3122
  • Authors:
    • CAMERON, M H
  • Publication Date: 1982-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM