CR 152: The Contribution of Beer Consumption to Drink Driving (1995)


The main objective of this project was to estimate the proportion of drink-drivers on the road in Victoria who had consumed beer recently. In addition, the data collected was analysed in a way that allowed the role of beer to be estimated for crash-involved drink-drivers. Data was obtained from reports completed by Breathalyser operators from drink-drivers apprehended at random breath test stations or through random routine Police checks. It was estimated that, during 1993/94, 64% of drink-drivers on the road had consumed beer-only prior to Police apprehension in Melbourne. Results for the rest of Victoria showed 78% of drivers had consumed beer only.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): Diamantopolou, Cameron & Mullen
Topics: Alcohol
Publication Date: 01/04/95