ERIC Number: ED113507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Countermeasures for the Youth Crash Problem Related to Alcohol.
Preusser, David F.; And Others
Past research relevant to the problem and possible countermeasures are discussed as the basis for the survey. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with male New York State drivers. These groups, each containing young and middle aged drivers were sampled as follows: (1) random sample of the general population of licensed drivers, (2) drivers recently involved in an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. injury producing motor vehicle crash, and (3) drivers recently convicted on an alcohol driving offense. The results indicated that 14 percent of the young drivers in the general population as compared with only 5 percent of the middle aged drivers reported having had an alcohol related accident within the past three years. Driving after drinking was common among young people (about three times per month) and drinking frequency appeared consistent across young and middle aged driver populations. Young driver alcohol crash countermeasure and future research recommendations made are: late-night driving and speed-limit restriction, lowered absolute Blood Alcohol Concentration limit, public education for awareness of drinking-driving and disturbed behavior, driver rehabilitation, and mandatory alcohol safety interlock systems for convicted offenders. A five-page reference list and appended questionnaire form are included. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Alcohol Education, Drinking, Interviews, Males, Motor Vehicles, Questionnaires, Rehabilitation, Research, Safety Education, Surveys, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety, Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (PB-239-158; HC, $7.50; MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dunlap and Associates, Inc., Darien, CT.