Drug and drink driving by university students: an exploration of the influence of attitudes

Davey, Jeremy D., Davey, Tamsen and Obst, Patricia L. (2005) Drug and drink driving by university students: an exploration of the influence of attitudes. Traffic Injury Prevention, 6 1: 44-52. doi:10.1080/15389580590903168


Author Davey, Jeremy D.
Davey, Tamsen
Obst, Patricia L.
Title Drug and drink driving by university students: an exploration of the influence of attitudes
Journal name Traffic Injury Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1538-9588
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15389580590903168
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 52
Total pages 9
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract The present study aimed to gather information on drug and alcohol use, the prevalence of drink and drug driving and attitudes to both in an undergraduate university cohort (n = 275). Further, the study aimed to contribute information to aid intervention program development by determining predictors of drink and drug driving behavior. The study examines both drug and alcohol use and the influence of attitudes toward driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Results indicated that significant proportions of university students are engaging in the risk-taking behavior of driving under the influence of drugs (25%), alcohol (14%), or both (8%). The results suggest that attitudes toward driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are a strong predictor of engaging in the behavior. Peer influence emerged as a major aspect of attitudes. The results of this study provide an important beginning to understanding drink and drug driving and the influence of attitudes in the university student body. Copyright
Keyword Alcohol Use
Attitudes
Drink Driving
Drug Driving
Drug Use
University Students
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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