ROAD SIDE SURVEYS OF THE DRINKING-DRIVING BEHAVIOUR OF MOTORISTS IN CANADA

Canadian researchers were involved in an attempt to evaluate the effect of breathalyzer legislation in Canada. The roadside survey technique would be used, but first in the form of pilot studies in Alberta and New Brunswick thus gaining experience and delineating areas of potential difficulty in conducting future roadside surveys on a wider scale. These latter two objectives were achieved and many unexpected problems were encountered, reinforcing the value of conducting pilot projects. From this experience the recommendations for future roadside surveys are suggested: undertake careful preparation and planning of pilot projects, preliminary planning, organization of the survey, survey data and publicity, coordinate effective study personnel including project director, survey teams, interviewers, back-up crew, staff trained in first-aid, adequate staff training and informed police; and note the recommendations for site preparation and equipment, correct conduct of the survey, and conduct a realistic cost appraisal. A descriptive appendix of all survey components is included. (MW)

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    South African Road Safety Council

    NRSC Building, Beatrix Street, Private Bag 147X
    Pretoria 0001,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, G E
    • Stroh, C M
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 65-72
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 69
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM