COUNTRYWIDE ALCOHOL ROADSIDE SURVEY IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: MARCH - MAY 1982

LANDSWYE ALKOHOLPADOPNAMES IN DIE REPUBLIEK VAN SUID-AFRIKA: MAART - MEI 1982

This report contains the findings of alcohol roadside surveys conducted from 18 March 1982 to 9 May 1982 at 43 locations throughout the country in order to determine the blood alcohol content of the road using public. A total of 4 669 persons were tested, of whom 1 473 were pedestrians and 3 196 drivers. The results show that an average of 17,3 per cent of the pedestrians had alcohol readings of or above 0,08 mg/100 ml; that alcohol consumption occurred more over weekends than during the week, more among coloured people, and in the 35-to 45-year age group. With regard to motor vehicle drivers, it was found that an average 5,3 per cent showed alcohol readings of 0,08 mg/100 ml or higher; that there is no significant difference between alcohol usage during the week and at the weekend; that there is a proportionately larger percentage of alcohol offenders among the Asian community than any other population group, and that those offenders are more often found in the 35 to 45 age group than in any other age group. A previous similar survey held during February and March 1981 showed that an average 16,3 per cent of the pedestrians and 6,7 per cent of the motor vehicle drivers had alcohol readings of 0,08 mg/100 ml or higher. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Pieterse, S H
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • Afrikaans

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RU/6/82 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM