Research & reports

Title: A qualitative study on drinking and driving

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 3rd August 2010
Date published/launched: June 2010

Qualitative research was commissioned to improve understanding of the behaviour, attitudes and motivation of people who drive after drinking alcohol.

In-depth interviews were conducted with recently convicted drivers and others who had driven after drinking in the six weeks prior to interview.

The latter included respondents who thought they had probably driven over the limit at least once in that period and respondents who thought they had not.

This project was intended to inform Department for Transport policy in this area, drink-drive campaigns and designs for future quantitative surveys of drinking and driving.

A review of relevant research was undertaken in parallel with the qualitative research and the findings published separately.

For more information contact:
Louise Taylor
T: 020 7944 2031

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