Alcohol-impaired driving
Drunk driving


The effectiveness of alcohol interlocks in reducing repeat drink driving and improving road safety

This study evaluated the impact of the first phase of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program (MAIP), introduced in NSW in February 2015, on repeat drink-driving, driving while disqualified, traffic infringements and crash outcomes.

The mandatory alcohol ignition interlock sentence in New Zealand

Through this research, the Automobile Association Research Foundation (AARF) wants to understand how many drink drivers are appearing before the courts that are eligible for an interlock sentence and what proportion of those are being given such a sentence.

Responding to the problem of recidivist drink drivers: final report

This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.
Journal article

‘Zero tolerance’ drug driving laws in Australia: a gap between rationale and form?

This article examines Australia's idiosyncratic approach to the criminalisation of drug driving, highlighting its weak correlation with the important road safety objective of deterring substance-impaired driving, and the risks of both over- and under-criminalisation that it creates.
Discussion paper

Responding to the problem of recidivist drink drivers: issues paper

This issues paper considers a new approach to the problem of repeat drink driving through the introduction of a specialist, problem-solving court.

Drink driving detections of Victoria Police officers: analysis of trends from 2000-2015

Driving while affected by alcohol is a significant cause of road trauma in the community. Significant resources have been devoted to reducing the incidence of drink drinking, including ongoing enforcement efforts by Victoria Police. When Victoria Police officers are themselves detected driving in excess of...

Major driving offences: current sentencing practices

Examines sentencing in Victorian courts over the seven years to July 2013 for culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, negligently causing serious injury (where driving related), and dangerous driving causing serious injury.

Findings from the DUMA program: drink and drug driving among police detainees

This paper finds that detainees do perceive a risk related to drink and drug driving, in terms of impairment in driving ability and potential detection by police. These conditions are likely to result in deterrence from drink and drug driving for some detainees. Introduction In...
Fact sheet

Snapshot: alcohol-related harm 2013

This snapshot about the harms of alcohol shows Aucklanders perform substantially worse than other New Zealanders, particularly: • The rate of alcohol-related crashes for Auckland drivers is 28% above the national rate • Eight per cent of adult Auckland drinkers consume more than eight drinks...

Women and drink driving

While there is a lot of work around drink-driving, it generally focuses on young men and the risk they pose to themselves and to others. There is no doubt that young men are the most concerning demographic. However, with the on-going publicity around young women...
Briefing paper

Drink driving and drug driving

Rowena Johns examines current laws, recent developments, and planned reforms in New South Wales relating to driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs. This briefing paper also examines some developments in interstate jurisdictions.

Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis, in a New South Wales Rural Area

This study examined the prevalence of driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC), and DUIC and alcohol together, in an area of Australia with a high number of young cannabis users. The prevalence of DUIC alone, and in combination with alcohol, appears to be low...