Alcohol and Other Drug Use and the Transition from Riding to Driving

This commentary article reports on recent research (Poulin, Boudreau, Ashbridge, 2006) that found that rural residence, single parent or no parents, socioeconomic status, prevalence of driving under the influence (DUI), lower licensure rate, and lower educational attainment in the community were associated with students' riding with a drunk driver (RDD). In this commentary, the authors support Poulin et al for challenging people to increase their knowledge about RDD as a signal for alcohol problems. They note that there is a need to examine more closely the trade-off between discouraging early licensing versus reducing RDD by making licensing more available. The commentary authors also call for more research on programs that will discourage RDD (going beyond current educational efforts).

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  • Authors:
    • Voas, Robert B
    • Kelley-Baker, Tara
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


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  • Accession Number: 01052113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2007 10:28AM