DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE - ALCOHOL ANALYZER PROGRAM

Since 1987, the Health and Safety Department, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (U.S.A.) has been involved with changing the attitudes and behaviors of Minnesota's youth through education. Change must take place. Young people have been overrepresented among alcohol impaired drivers. Nationally, drivers under 21 years of age account for 25 percent of all alcohol-related fatalities, although they constitute only 10 percent of the U.S. drivers. Data from Minnesota confirms that drivers under the age of 25 are more likely to have alcohol concentrations during late night and early morning hours, and are more likely to be killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents than drivers in other age groups. Clearly young people are at risk and pose major risks to other drivers because of the probability of their impaired status.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 68-82
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1996 12:00AM