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The attitude of young drivers to risk taking, role modeling, drink driving and countermeasures Coulon, Lyn et al

By: Coulon, LynPublication details: Canberra Australian Department of Transport and Communications, 1992; Federal Office of Road Safety, ; Australian Catholic University, Description: 105 sSubject(s): Australia | Recently qualified driver | Adolescent | | Risk taking | Drunken driving | Prevention | Efficiency | Interview | Questionnaire | Speed | Offence | 841 | 842Bibl.nr: VTI 2002.0734:2 VTI 2004.0411Location: Abstract: This report examines youth's attitudes to drink driving, risk taking, role modelling and drink driving countermeasures. The study was conducted in Western Sydney, NSW. Field interviews and a questionnaire were used to identify adolescents knowledge and experience of drink driving, and the perceived to be effective. The results suggest that risk taking such as excessive drinking, drink driving and speeding are serious problems experienced by youth, with males having greater incidence of risk taking than females. Twenty four percent of respondents indicated that they went out with the intention or binge drinking and fifty one percent reported over the limit drink driving as normal or careless. The community is especially at risk from the Young drink driver on weekends. Licence suspension was an ineffective deterrent for drink driving offenders. Age mediated the effects of peer pressure on risk taking. Respondents considered that better than, enforcement, earlier education and community service work for offenders were partly the solution to the drunk driving problem.
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This report examines youth's attitudes to drink driving, risk taking, role modelling and drink driving countermeasures. The study was conducted in Western Sydney, NSW. Field interviews and a questionnaire were used to identify adolescents knowledge and experience of drink driving, and the perceived to be effective. The results suggest that risk taking such as excessive drinking, drink driving and speeding are serious problems experienced by youth, with males having greater incidence of risk taking than females. Twenty four percent of respondents indicated that they went out with the intention or binge drinking and fifty one percent reported over the limit drink driving as normal or careless. The community is especially at risk from the Young drink driver on weekends. Licence suspension was an ineffective deterrent for drink driving offenders. Age mediated the effects of peer pressure on risk taking. Respondents considered that better than, enforcement, earlier education and community service work for offenders were partly the solution to the drunk driving problem.

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