THE IMPACT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S .05 LEGISLATION ON DRIVERS' ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS

This report contains findings of a community telephone survey conducted in four waves over a two-year period to evaluate the introduction of .05 blood alcohol level for fully licensed drivers of motor vehicles in Western Australia. The evaluation investigates changes in behaviours associated with drink driving and random breath testing issues following the introduction of .05. The telephone surveys were conducted at six-monthly intervals commencing in October 1992. Western Australian drivers were surveyed and Queensland drivers were surveyed as a comparison. The report gives details of the key findings of the data collection and analysis. Topics include: stability of police enforcement activity; awareness of the new legislation in WA; increased support for .05 and RBT in WA; self-reported drinking and driving behaviour; attitudes towards drinking and driving; knowledge of number of drinks to exceed .05; prevalence of drink driving in WA and Queensland; differing styles of enforcement in the two states. The report notes that levels of drink driving have halved in the past ten years and that some recent developments in the enforcement area are to be applauded. (a)

  • Corporate Authors:

    CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INTO THE PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE

    GPO BOX U1987
    PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA  Australia  6001
  • Authors:
    • Beel, A
    • Stockwell, T
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM