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Drink Driving in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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posted on 2020-06-03, 01:50 authored by Natalie Watson-BrownNatalie Watson-Brown, Verity Truelove, James Freeman, Jeremy Davey
A brief five minute cross-sectional online survey was designed to examine the effects of COVID-19 on drink-driving behaviours. Five foci were explored in the survey including driving behaviour, drinking behaviour, drink-driving behaviour, perceptions of RBT, and response to suspended routine RBT due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are licensed drivers from Queensland, Australia and aged at least 18 years. A total of 350 participants (Mean age = 35 years) have participated in the survey to date.


Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC)


Declaration of conflicts of interest


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Lead author country

  • Australia

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

University of the Sunshine Coast

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

Approval was granted by the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number A201370). Written consent was required prior to completing the survey.


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