Drinking and driving: pre-driving attitudes and perceptions among Brazilian youth

Drinking and driving: pre-driving attitudes and perceptions among Brazilian youth

Author Pinsky, I Google Scholar
Labouvie, E. Google Scholar
Pandina, R. Google Scholar
Laranjeira, R. Google Scholar
Institution Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch
Rutgers State Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) risk profiles and predictors in a sample of pre-driving Brazilian youth, in the context of Brazil's new Traffic Code. Data were obtained in the Traffic Department in São Paulo from a sample of 2166 individuals. Subjects displayed a low level of knowledge about the laws and few believed the penalties would actually be enforced for those engaging in DUI. Findings suggest that changes in DUI laws in Brazil and elsewhere should be accompanied by enforcement and education in order to enhance levels of knowledge and credibility of the sanctions. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords drinking and driving
alcohol abuse
alcohol consumption
traffic accidents
social problems
Language English
Date 2001-05-01
Published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Clare: Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd, v. 62, n. 3, p. 231-237, 2001.
ISSN 0376-8716 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 231-237
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0376-8716(00)00173-3
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000168188700010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26543

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