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Trends in hotel patronage and drink driving in Hobart, Tasmania


McLean, S and Wood, LJ and Montgomery, IM and Davidson, J and Jones, ME, Trends in hotel patronage and drink driving in Hobart, Tasmania, Drug and Alcohol Review, 14, (4) pp. 359-362. ISSN 0959-5236 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09595239500185481


From 1990 to 1991 in the Hobart region there was a marked fall in both hotel patronage and the proportion of patrons subsequently driving with their blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit, This was associated with smaller falls in the number of drink drivers charged and alcohol-related road accidents, which continued in the following year. It appears that the pattern of drinking and driving is changing, presumably in response to random breath testing and tougher penalties for offences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:drink driving;alcohol-related road accidents;random breath testing
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McLean, S (Professor Stuart McLean)
UTAS Author:Wood, LJ (Associate Professor Les Wood)
UTAS Author:Montgomery, IM (Dr Iain Montgomery)
ID Code:5272
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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