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Does the Type of Exposure to a Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint Influence Driver Perceptions Regarding Drunk Driving?

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Objectives: To determine if the type of exposure to roadside sobriety checkpoints is related to vulnerability of being stopped by the police for drinking and driving. Methods: Random household telephone surveys were conducted over 3 years. Results: Personally exposed drivers had lower perceptions of vulnerability than did drivers who knew a family member who had been stopped. Exposed drivers who also had a family member and an acquaintance that had been stopped had higher perceptions of vulnerability. Conclusions: Direct exposure to a checkpoint appears to lower perceptions of risk than if one has had only indirect exposure (ie, family or friends).
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Keywords: drinking and driving; public awareness; sobriety checkpoints

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Publication date: 2006-05-01

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