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Don’t drink and drive: work towards young people
Helsäker Konsult AB.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Drinking and driving is a problem in most countries. In Sweden we have two categories that are at high risk of drinking and driving. One group is people who are addicted alcohol and the other group is young people between the ages of 15-24 yrs. In order to reduce the risk of young people the Swedish Road Administration (SRA) launched the project Don´t Drink and Drive (DDD) in 2003. SRA financed the project the first five years and after that the responsibility was handed over to the municipalities. Two of these, namely the cities of Linköping and Norrköping, continue to work with DDD targeting young people aged 17 to 18 years old. At this age they are about to take their drivers’ license and therefore more interested in topics related to driving. In the two cities a close relationship has been developed with schools and projects are carried out on a regular basis. Every year the project reaches around 4500 young people. The seminar communicates the message of drink driving both emotionally and factually. The presentation will describe how the work is organized, how it is applied but also present some results from a survey evaluating parts of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent, Education, Prevention, Drunken driving, Evaluation (assessment)
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
X RSXC; 80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 842 Road: Alcohol and drugs; 80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 843 Road: Driver training and road user education
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7370OAI: diva2:759554
16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Beijing, China (RS4C 2013). 15-17 May 2013
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2014-11-06Bibliographically approved

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