NEW HAMPSHIRE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. ANALYSIS OF THE DRINKING DRIVING ATTITUDES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. SECOND SURVEY

In order to assess the attitudes and knowledge of high school students regarding alcohol use and driving, and to determine if measurable changes have taken place in these, two rounds of surveys were conducted in six high schools in the state. Alcohol usage was reported by 67 percent of the 1976 sample in the week prior to the survey, while 95 percent of the respondents said they had consumed an alcoholic beverage at one time or another. The high school students were more likely than the general population to report having been in situations where someone who had been drinking heavily was about to drive a car. The students also reported somewhat greater willingness to intervene in these situations. Seventy-six percent of the 1976 student sample reported having a driver's license, with 32 percent of those licensed owning their own car. The students indicated less frequent driving than older persons, but much more frequent driving during the nighttime hours. Approximately 31 percent of the male students and 13 percent of the females reported occasional or frequent driving after drinking. The responses of students to some factual and attitudinal items regarding alcohol and driving differed from the responses of older persons. For example, students perceived a greater risk of apprehension for DWI than did older persons.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Concord, NH  USA  03301

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  USA  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bonds, J D
    • Ulmer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-178 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-055-1-071
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM