A study on environmental factors of drink-driving in Japan

Nobuyo Kasuga, Toichi Sawada, Yasuhiro Daisho

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A study was conducted to clarify the environmental factors causing drink-driving in Japan. A hundred and seventy three drivers were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their experiences of drink-driving over the past two years. The questions included the driver's demographic characteristics, frequencies of drinking alcohol and drink-driving, and the attitude of surrounding people to the possibility of drink-driving. A chi-square test was used to clarify factors inducing drink-driving. The results show that drinking habits are associated with drink-driving, and that low recognition of the danger of drink-driving is a factor resulting in drink-driving. Education for drivers is essential to manage drinking habits and to raise recognition of the danger of drink-driving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Automotive Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering


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