The Research into drinking and driving consists of a number of roadside surveys spread over a number of years. Their characteristic feature is that in weekend nights in autumn a national sample is obtained of motorists on the road. Their blood alcohol concentration was determined. This provides an answer to the question how much drinking is done and by what percentage of drivers. Other data were recorded as well, so that it can also be ascertained who had been drinking and where and when. The surveys were made during weekend evenings and nights because a lot of drinking is then likely. Autumn was chosen because the results were then likely to be approximately the average for the year. The surveys were made in 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974 (limited in extent) and 1975. The principle feature were: on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night; from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.; at ten weekends in autumn; in 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1975; samples for municipalities with over 20,000 inhabitants; samples of locations per municipality; samples of passing motorists; determination of blood alcohol concentration (BAC); and replies to a questionnaire. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00178324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM