15 drivers convicted of impaired driving in Canada in 1984-85 were interviewed. Although their records show they had been stopped and convicted of impaired driving at least once, these heavy drinkers had little fear of being caught again. They did fear the idea of being stopped. The embarrassment, shame and inconvenience (especially if the vehicle is impounded bothers them more than the thought of subsequent punishment. They claim they would be far more cautious if the risk of being stopped were higher. The researchers recommend that the frequency of random checks be dramatically increased and the police be stricter with the drinking drivers they do pick up.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

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  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 26
  • Serial:
    • Transpo 85
    • Volume: 8/4
    • Publisher: Transport Canada

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00454490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM