PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND DRINKING PATTERNS OF HIGH-RISK DRIVERS NEVER APPREHENDED FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

In a study of 124 high-risk drivers, almost 50% of the drivers had a severe problem with alcohol and were driving without a valid license. The findings indicate that high-risk drivers, not identified as drinking drivers, are as potentially a threat to public health as those individuals arrested for driving while intoxicated. It is recommended that intervention programs for high-risk drivers cannot ignore alcohol education and, where appropriate, alcohol treatment as an identifiable programmatic strategy.

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    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    Center of Alcohol Studies
    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08903
  • Authors:
    • Scoles, P
    • Fine, E W
    • Steer, R A
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 411-416
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 970
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM