The NSW Sober Driver Program: an interagency collaboration between the Motor Accident Authority, Roads and Traffic Authority and NSW Dept of Corrective Services-Community Offender Services

Every year in New South Wales, approximately 20,000 people are convicted for drink driving offences. In 2002, alcohol was a factor in 21 per cent of all fatal crashes. The economic cost of these crashes to the community is approximately $192 million. Repeat drink drivers represent a significant proportion of the drink driving problem in NSW. Australian and international research shows the recidivist drink driver to be resistant to traditional interventions. The Sober Driver Program was developed as a whole- of-government initiative to target serious road safety problems caused by repeat drink drivers in NSW. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211724.

  • Authors:
    • HARVEY, P
  • Publication Date: 2004


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  • Accession Number: 01011352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:04PM